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A Catholic priest resigned after a news site used cell phone location data to track his phone – HotAir

A Catholic priest resigned after a news site used cell phone location data to track his phone – HotAir
"an entire overlooked industry exists to purposefully and explicitly shatter that anonymity."

Yesterday a Catholic new site called the Pillar published a story which resulted in the resignation of Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, the General Secretary of the US Conference of Bishops.Here’s what the Pillar reported: A priest of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, he began to work at the bishops’ conference as associate general secretary in February 2016.bishops’ conference.But an analysis of app data signals correlated to Burrill’s mobile device shows the priest also visited gay bars and private residences while using a location-based hookup app in numerous cities from 2018 to 2020, even while traveling on assignment for the U.

According to commercially available records of app signal data obtained by The Pillar, a mobile device correlated to Burrill emitted app data signals from the location-based hookup app Grindr on a near-daily basis during parts of 2018, 2019, and 2020 — at both his USCCB office and his USCCB-owned residence, as well as during USCCB meetings and events in other cities.” Privacy experts have long raised concerns about “anonymized” data collected by apps and sold to or shared with aggregators and marketing companies.

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