Government Housing Policies, Johannes Vermeer, The Black Frontline, More: Friday ResearchBuzz, March 17, 2023


Berkeley News: New Berkeley Terner Center database gives ‘road map’ for local housing reform. “Local municipalities around the U.S. now have a road map to pursue housing reform through a first-of-its kind database created by the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley. It catalogs state incentives and programs that legislators can emulate to produce more local housing. As part of Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, the Terner Center’s database sorts 144 pro-housing policies from 20 states by factors related to affordability and equity.”

Deutsche Welle: Sold out Jan Vermeer exhibition Amsterdam goes online. “… the museum is offering a free, interactive online exhibition called ‘Closer to Johannes Vermeer.’ It’s narrated by English actor and writer Stephen Fry and allows visitors to get closer to the life and times of Vermeer, even if they can’t see the works in person.”

Brown Daily Herald: ‘Living archive’ of Black health care workers’ experiences during COVID-19 pandemic launches. “‘The Black Frontline,’ an oral history project chronicling the experiences of Black health care workers from around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, launched in an event hosted by the Department of Africana Studies.”


USDA: USDA to host Data Users’ Meeting to gather public input on statistical programs. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will hold its biannual Data Users’ Meeting April 18 from 1-4:30 p.m. CT at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Omaha Branch. A virtual attendance option will also be available. The meeting is free and open to the public.”


Engadget: ‘Minecraft’ is coming to Chromebooks. “Microsoft has announced that Minecraft is coming to Chromebooks and is available to try right away via an Early Access version. The game will include ‘cross-device play with friends, access to Minecraft Marketplace, and the ability to play on Realms,’ according to developer Mojang.”

Search Engine Land: Google releases March 2023 broad core update. “Google is now rolling out the March 2023 broad core update. This is the first broad core update of 2023. It has been just over six months since Google’s last broad core update – the September 2022 broad core update.”

Krebs on Security: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, March 2023 Edition. “Microsoft on Tuesday released updates to quash at least 74 security bugs in its Windows operating systems and software. Two of those flaws are already being actively attacked, including an especially severe weakness in Microsoft Outlook that can be exploited without any user interaction.”


MixMag: Has DatPiff Shutdown? Rumours Circulate Around Popular Hip Hop Mixtape Platform. “Many fans of the platform have been mourning the loss of DatPiff’s enormous archive, amid speculations that the site has shutdown. Prominently used in 2010s, the site allowed artists such as Meek Mill and Lil Wayne to make their name and release music — with much of its archived material now inaccessible to fans.”

CBS 2 Iowa: Iowa newspaper booted from Twitter without explanation. “The Mason City Globe Gazette, in operating for more than 150 years, now does not have a presence on Twitter. It all started Tuesday when Lisa Grouette, Editor of the paper, sat down to share information about a local track team when she discovered she couldn’t.”


Cointelegraph: FTX influencers face $1B class-action lawsuit over alleged crypto fraud promotion. “A class-action suit led by Edwin Garrison has been filed against ‘FTX influencers,’ mostly on YouTube, seeking $1 billion because they ‘promoted FTX crypto fraud without disclosing compensation.’ The suit was filed on March 15 in the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division.”

Associated Press: Minnesota courts expand camera access to criminal trials. “Minnesota courts will allow greater audiovisual coverage of criminal proceedings starting next year under an order filed Wednesday by the Minnesota Supreme Court, but the rules will nonetheless remain more restrictive than those in many other states.”

FTC: FTC Issues Orders to Social Media and Video Streaming Platforms Regarding Efforts to Address Surge in Advertising for Fraudulent Products and Scams. “With fraud on social media surging, the Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to eight social media and video streaming platforms seeking information on how these companies scrutinize and restrict paid commercial advertising that is deceptive or exposes consumers to fraudulent health-care products, financial scams, counterfeit and fake goods, or other fraud.” Good morning, Internet…

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