Catholic newsletter used location tracking data against priest

A high-ranking Catholic priest in the U.S. has resigned following publication of a story outing him using location data from hookup app, Grindr. This raises ethics questions both about the easy availability of cellphone data that tracks daily movement and about publicly using information that is obtained to impose moral judgement.

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NAI launches its email ad choice mechanism

July 27, 2021

The non-profit organization for self-regulatory advertising, the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), has launched the beta of its consumer choice mechanism for email-based Tailored Advertising, designed to expand the scope of their 2020 Code of Conduct. This will enable member companies to create encrypted versions of consumer email addresses that can be used for opt-outs from email-based IDs. A Digiday article published in response to the announcement has questions on the approach. Read More Read More – Digiday

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Singapore metaverse UGC platform BUD raises $36.8M Series B led by Sequoia Capital India

May 26, 2022

BUD, a Singapore-based metaverse user-generated platform, announces its $36.8 million Series B round led by Sequoia Capital India. The company intends to use the fresh funding to further develop its creation tools, grow its global user base and roll out web3 products for its metaverse ecosystem. It has also revealed clear plans to launch its own non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace.

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