New Hampshire Zoning Atlas, SoundCloud, APA Recommendations, More: Tuesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, May 9, 2023


Concord Monitor: Zoning Atlas provides new tool to map state-wide housing needs and barriers to development . “A new tool from researchers at Saint Anselm College, the New Hampshire Zoning Atlas, provides an online catalog of housing-related zoning regulations in the state that makes it easier to distinguish welcoming communities from restrictive ones.”


TechCrunch: SoundCloud debuts a fan engagement tool for artists. “Music streaming platform SoundCloud is today launching a new tool to let artists engage with their fans better. The new product, conveniently called Fans, lets artists direct message their followers and sort their listeners through different engagement measures.”

The Hill: APA issues new guidelines on social media use for kids . “The American Psychological Association is urging parents to limit the content their kids are exposed to on TikTok, Facebook and Instagram as part of a new set of guidelines on social media use.”


Bellingcat: Chronolocation: Determining When a Photo was Taken Using Facebook, Google Street View and Assorted Tiny Details. “How can open source investigators determine when a photograph or video was taken Observing the length of shadows visible in an image or clip and employing tools like Suncalc offers one useful method. But this process of ‘chronolocation’ – determining when a picture was taken rather than just where (which is known as geolocation) – isn’t always feasible.”

The Verge: How to avoid spoilers online. “To protect myself, I’ve cobbled together a few tools and solutions that I’d like to share with you. Hopefully, they will help you avoid spoilers for Zelda or the game, show, or movie, etc. of your choice. But as I’ll discuss a bit later on, there’s no way you can completely guarantee you can avoid spoilers, so be vigilant out there.”


University of Louisville: UofL researchers’ artifact archive tells the story of Louisville. “Researchers from the UofL Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, or CACHe, say this searchable archive is meant to showcase and expand access to anthropological findings from Louisville and surrounding counties in the lower Ohio River Valley. The archive will include pictures, descriptions and 3D scans of artifacts from pre-contact Native American settlements and colonial life as Louisville was founded and grew.”

Irish Times: Google security guard who denied ‘sleeping’ on job fails to overturn sacking. “A security guard at Google’s European headquarters who denied that he was caught ‘sleeping’ on the job and instead said he ‘just had his eyes closed for a long duration of time’ has failed in a statutory challenge to his sacking.”


Reuters: Vietnam to require social media users to verify identity. “Vietnam is preparing to make it mandatory for social media users of both local and foreign platforms to verify their identity in a bid to rein in online scams, state media reported on Monday.”

MIT Technology Review: How to hack a smart fridge. “Do you know how many internet-connected devices there are inside your home? I certainly don’t. These days, it could be almost anything: a thermostat, a TV, a lightbulb, an air conditioner, or a refrigerator. But what I do know, thanks to some of the conversations I’ve had over the past few weeks, is just how much data they’re producing, and how many people can access that data if they want to. Hint: it’s a lot.”

AFP: ‘No time to waste’ on AI law, says EU’s Vestager . “The European Union needs to speed up work on artificial intelligence (AI) regulation, Commission vice president Margrethe Vestager said Monday, as policymakers wrestle with the risks from the emergent technology.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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