Tech

Property tech companies are helping landlords spy on residents, collect their data, and even evict them. Critics are calling it an invasion of privacy that could reinforce inequality.

Landlords are increasingly using facial recognition software and other surveillance technologies to track tenants’ movements and collect their data. The companies selling “proptech” claim their products make residents safer, but some say flaws and biases mean they’re really just accelerating gentrification and invading people’s privacy. Researchers with the AI Now […]
Property tech companies are helping landlords spy on residents, collect their data, and even evict them. Critics are calling it an invasion of privacy that could reinforce inequality.
Strategy

7 of the worst scams people fall for when renting an apartment

Scams are a huge problem for apartment hunters, and online listings have only made the problem worse. It’s critical to avoid completing any leasing applications, credit checks, or sending money without first meeting the listing agent or landlord in person at the apartment you want to rent. We’ve rounded up […]
7 of the worst scams people fall for when renting an apartment