Tool scans Facebook to work out if tenants are good for their rent

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It is now taken as standard that prospective employers will check an applicant's social media profiles to find out if they are suitable, but now, controversially, a UK startup is enabling landlords to do the same. The Tenant Assured software enables landlords to ascertain whether a tenant will be able to pay their rent by analyzing data from their social media accounts. As The Washington Post has reported, landlords conduct the process first by sending a request to the prospective tenant. Tenants are then required to grant access to all their social accounts — including LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Next,…

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