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Technology Airbnb bans 'party houses' following Halloween shooting

00:06  03 november  2019
00:06  03 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Mass shooting in Orinda: 4 killed, others injured at Halloween house party

  Mass shooting in Orinda: 4 killed, others injured at Halloween house party Four people were killed and several others were injured in a shooting late Thursday night at a Halloween house party in Orinda, officials said. The killings took place on Lucille Way, in a forested neighborhood just west of Highway 24 and south of downtown Orinda. Police officers and paramedics flooded the area while taping off a large crime scene around the house where the shooting occurred. Injured people were helped from the property by friends or other guests, according to television news footage. The hosts of the party had rented out the house using an online service, according to reports.

Latest in Gear. Airbnb bans ' party houses ' following Halloween shooting . Airbnb is tightening its rental policies following a Halloween shooting that left five dead in Orinda, California. CEO Brian Chesky has announced that the service is banning rentals for " party houses " like the mansion at the

(Reuters) - Airbnb Inc banned " party houses " on Saturday after five people were killed in a shooting at a large Halloween gathering inside a rental home in Northern California that was advertised on the online listing service. Police were still searching for the shooter who opened fire on Thursday night at

Airbnb is tightening its rental policies following a Halloween shooting that left five dead in Orinda, California. CEO Brian Chesky has announced that the service is banning rentals for "party houses" like the mansion at the heart of the shooting, where over 100 people had gathered before the shooting started that night. Chesky also promised "immediate action" against people found violating the policy, including removing them from the service.

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The executive vowed tighter scrutiny as well, including a rapid response team devoted to party houses and expanded human screening for "high-risk" rentals the company's technology flags for closer review. These combined initiatives could take effect relatively quickly, as Chesky vowed a "10 day sprint" to review and speed up its new safety efforts.

Airbnb bans 'party houses' after 5 die in Halloween party shooting at home rental

  Airbnb bans 'party houses' after 5 die in Halloween party shooting at home rental CEO Brian Chesky said Airbnb Inc. is banning "party houses" after five people were killed in a shooting at a Halloween party in Orinda, California."We are redoubling our efforts to combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive host and guest conduct, including conduct that leads to the terrible events we saw in Orinda," CEO Brian Chesky announced in a series of tweets Saturday.

Airbnb 's CEO says the company is banning " party houses " in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California. In a series of tweets Saturday, Brian Chesky said the San Francisco-based company is expanding manual screening of "high risk&.

Airbnb is banning “ party houses ” immediately and stepping up efforts to prevent unauthorized parties at its rentals after a fatal Halloween night shooting in California, Chief Executive Officer Brian Chesky said.

The Orinda incident represented a textbook example of a party house, according to a San Francisco Chroniclereport. The renters had falsely claimed that they were holding a 12-person family reunion at the estate, only for owner Michael Wang to discover the party following noise complaints and security footage. He had called the police to intervene, but the shooting took place before officers could arrive. It's not clear who committed the shooting or why it took place, although this wasn't the first party at the house.

While tragedies like this are rare, the Orinda shooting highlights the challenges Airbnb faces in keeping its rentals above-board. While it can ban party houses and makeshift hotels, the company can't always guarantee that hosts or visitors won't abuse the service. Cities like San Francisco have instituted registrations and other measures to keep rental customers honest. Airbnb's latest steps won't necessarily prevent abuses, but they could discourage the most egregious violations.

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5 arrested in connection with deadly shooting at Airbnb Halloween party .
Police have arrested five suspects in the Halloween shooting at a California Airbnb that left five partygoers dead. The arrests came during a coordinated police operation in four Northern California cities, reported San Francisco ABC station KGO. Five partygoers were killed on Halloween night at a house in the affluent town of Orinda, just east of Berkeley, that had been rented through Airbnb. The arrests came during a coordinated police operation in four Northern California cities, reported San Francisco ABC station KGO.

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