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Airbnb negotiations with powerful US labor union facing backlash

Potential partnership with SEIU sparks outcry from labor activists and New York politicians over controversial collaboration with tech startup<p>Airbnb’s attempt to negotiate a deal with one of the most powerful unions in the US is being undermined after intense backlash in the labor movement, the …

San Francisco

Peach and the insatiable hunger for another way to Like

Who knows if the new social network du jour will become a lasting hit or fade into obscurity? Either way, we're willing to give it a shot.<p>On my bus ride to work in San Francisco for the past couple of months, I've passed by the saddest row of happy-face posters in the world.<p>They're advertisements …

Social Media

Netflix is cracking down on proxy users

The practice of using VPNs to spoof one's location to the Netflix servers has long allowed those outside the US to watch American content that was not available locally. But in the wake of the launch of Netflix Everywhere, the company's new global service initiative, that practice is kaput. Netflix …

Your boss can monitor your private chats in some cases, court rules

A new judgement from the European Court of Human Rights is sure to rustle some feathers, especially among advocates of online privacy in the …