Is your Airbnb host watching you?

Recent tales of spycam voyeurism will unnerve holidaymakers everywhere

Privacy has become Silicon Valley's favourite incantation. At every conference, media event and investor day, tech companies chant the word as if their lives - or at least their revenue growth - depend on it.

Apple boss Tim Cook wrote a magazine editorial titled "You deserve privacy online". Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai told an audience that his company believes "privacy is for everyone". Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claims that the future is private.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2019, with the headline 'Is your Airbnb host watching you?'. Subscribe