Day: July 30, 2021

Priest outed via Grindr app highlights rampant data tracking

When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that goes far beyond a debate over church doctrine and priestly celibacy.

With few U.S. restrictions on what companies can do with the vast amount of data they collect from web page visits, apps and location tracking built into phones, there’s not much to stop similar spying on politicians, celebrities and just about anyone that’s a target of another person’s curiosity — or malice.

Citing allegations of “possible improper behavior,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday announced the resignation of its top administrative official, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, ahead of a report by the Catholic news outlet The Pillar that probed his private romantic life.

The Pillar said it obtained “commercially available” location data from a vendor it didn’t name that it “correlated” to Burrill’s phone

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Women’s Business Center in Memphis aims to help businesses impacted by pandemic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – BJ Chester-Tamayo has been the owner of Alcenia’s on North Main for over 20 years. The restaurant was named after her mother and was created in honor of her son.

“When I lost him in a motorcycle accident, I knew I had to change what I was doing,” she said.

After many years of hard work, it was in December 2020 – during a global pandemic – when she was able to finally purchase the building where she operates her restaurant.

Throughout the process of buying the building she worked with the Executive Director of the Women’s Business Center South.

“She was very instrumental in helping Alcenia’s through mentoring me, through making sure I had my financials in order,” she said.

Venesha Mitchell recently opened a WBC South office at Crosstown Concourse. She is looking to help women business owners navigate what can sometimes be a

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Dow gives upbeat sales forecast as reopening economies drive demand

July 22 (Reuters) – Chemicals maker Dow Inc (DOW.N) on Thursday forecast better-than-expected sales for the current quarter, betting on increased industrial production, and higher consumer spending as economies emerge from pandemic-led lockdowns.

Dow also beat estimates for second-quarter profit and revenue as its chemicals – used in everything from plastic and food packaging to textiles, electronics and paints – have seen a steady rise in prices on the back of strong consumer and industrial demand as well as lower inventories.

The company said it was expecting third-quarter net sales of between $13.75 billion and $14.25 billion, well above the estimates of $12.64 billion, according to Refinitiv IBES data.

“We continue to be in the early stages of economic recovery,” Chief Financial Officer Howard Ungerleider told Reuters.

The spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, however, is fuelling fears of a pandemic resurgence and lockdowns across different parts of the

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Understanding Contextual AI In The Modern Business World

Emilia Kirk is the Global Head of Growth at Seedtag, responsible for Client, Marketing and Product Growth. Visit Seedtag’s site to hear more

There are certain developments in the world of business that cannot be ignored. They revolutionize the way you work and become absolutely essential in the ways you operate. However, some developments, such as contextual AI, work quietly in the background and are sometimes seen as nice-to-have rather than business-critical. In my experience, this is a flawed assumption. I believe contextual AI needs to be seen as part of the absolute necessities to drive success.

Contextual AI is intended to become a tool that will help to set organizations apart from their competitors. Leaders and experts alike are beginning to recognize the importance of what contextual AI can bring, and its role in helping businesses to succeed looking forward.

The Pillars Of Contextual AI

Contextual AI

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