Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files, Cleveland Ohio, New Jersey Nursing Homes, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, November 16, 2022


National Archives: National Archives at Riverside Collaborates With California Universities to Digitize Chinese Heritage Records. “More than 2,200 Chinese Exclusion Act case files held by the National Archives at Riverside are now available online in the National Archives Catalog, thanks to a collaboration with the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California….These records document the movement of Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans in and out of the United States during the exclusion era, when a series of acts passed by Congress between 1882 and 1943 severely curtailed Chinese immigration to the United States.”

Cleveland .com: Google Arts & Culture launches website devoted to the riches of Cleveland’s ‘outsized’ cultural scene. “Google, the global search engine, wants the world to know more about Cleveland’s vibrant arts and culture community — much more. On Wednesday, November 16, the company is scheduled to launch a new website on its Google Arts & Culture platform devoted exclusively to Cleveland.”

New Jersey Department of Health: New Jersey Health Department Launches Dashboard to Aid Individuals in Selecting Nursing Homes. “A new public-facing dashboard aimed at helping residents make informed decisions when choosing a nursing home has been launched by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH).”

Albuquerque Journal: NM launches new tool to help find child care providers. “The New Mexico Child Care Finder, a new search tool designed to help families choose the most compatible child care provider for their children, launched Tuesday morning. The search platform… aims to provide New Mexico families with more access to information about child care providers, according to Early Childhood Education and Care Department Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky. Parents will be able to research over 1,000 child care providers available in the state.”


Financial Times: Global investigators pounce as FTX collapse leaves up to 1 million creditors . “The collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire has sparked a vast global investigation, with dozens of authorities circling the company as lawyers warn there could be 1 million creditors in its bankruptcy proceeding.”

Washington Post: Musk issues ultimatum to staff: Commit to ‘hardcore’ Twitter or take severance. “Elon Musk issued an ultimatum to Twitter employees Wednesday morning: Commit to a new ‘hardcore’ Twitter or leave the company with severance pay. Employees were told they had to a sign a pledge to stay on with the company…. Anyone who did not sign the pledge by 5 p.m. Eastern time Thursday was told they would receive three months of severance pay, the message said.”

Independent: Elon Musk announces delay for $8 Twitter Blue verified badges in latest setback. “Elon Musk has announced a further delay to his controversial plans to allow anyone on Twitter to become ‘verified’ by paying $8 per month. Mr Musk, who bought the social network for $44bn last month, said on Tuesday that he was ‘punting’ the relaunch of his new Twitter Blue service to 29 November ‘to make sure that it is rock solid'”


The Verge: Elon Musk ignored Twitter’s internal warnings about his paid verification scheme. “Employees and advertisers keep telling him about the risks of the changes he’s making to Twitter — but he’s not listening.”

Grid: Internal Twitter documents show scope of advertisers’ questions about Elon Musk’s policies. “Internal Twitter Slack messages reviewed by Grid show advertisers asking about the increase in hate speech on the platform, and the impacts of the site’s recent layoffs of most of its content moderation and product teams — including what impact that might have on data privacy.”


Politico: Don’t download Qatar World Cup apps, EU data authorities warn. “A message to football fans from Europe’s data protection chiefs: Qatar’s World Cup apps pose a massive privacy risk, so don’t download them. European data protection regulators have been lining up to warn about the risks posed by Qatar’s World Cup apps for visitors, with Germany’s data protection commissioner being the latest.”

CNET: FBI Director Warns Against TikTok as National Security Threat, Report Says. “While Twitter is in turmoil, another popular social media app, TikTok, continues to receive its share of criticism, most recently from FBI Director Christopher Wray. According to a Bloomberg report, Wray on Tuesday voiced his concerns over the social media app and its potential threat to national security to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which is overseeing a proposed deal to allow TikTok to continue operating in the US.”

Stuff New Zealand: Online access to Archives’ records removed after potential privacy breach. “Archives New Zealand has indefinitely removed access to its widely used online search system for its collections after restricted records containing private information became publicly visible. Now the only way people can access Archives’ collections is by going into physical Archives offices and requesting physical copies of records.” Good morning, Internet…

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