I’ve used Airbnb many times as a host and defended it many times over in public and in townhall meetings. But this really rubbed me the wrong way.
I almost got evicted, because my landlord found out about my hosting simply by googling my name! I got a lot of heat from this and was subject to humiliation. Having this feature on and hidden in people’s accounts is SHAMEFUL on the part of AIrbnb without people’s knowledge and consent. I am also employed and now wondering if my termination at my last job had something to do with my boss googling my name to see my airbnb listing. This certainly isn’t good for any company’s image!