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‘It’s a win-win’: Wake Tech EMS students take over critical health checks at NCDMV

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — At this point in the pandemic, temperature checks have become routine. But starting out, the NCDMV Headquarters on New Bern Avenue had to stretch its own resources to get it done.

“We had employees who were doing this job–screening employees before they came in every morning. They did that in addition to what they had to do for the workday,” NCDMV Commissioner Torre Jessup said.

Now EMT students from Wake Tech Community College are taking over.

“We’re taking temperatures and documenting and making sure employees temperatures are within normal ranges,” EMT student Kathryn Sprague said.

The new partnership is a win-win for the school and the more than 200 employees at the DMV.

“Because of the pandemic, a lot of our clinical sites shut down, and we had a period of time where students were not able to go to clinical opportunities or they were limited

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Tiny Changes Let False Claims About COVID-19, Voting Evade Facebook Fact Checks : NPR

Facebook labels posts that its fact checkers have found false, as in the screenshot on the left. On the right, a similar post had no label applied.

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Facebook labels posts that its fact checkers have found false, as in the screenshot on the left. On the right, a similar post had no label applied.

Screeenshot via Avaaz

Something as simple as changing the font of a message or cropping an image can be all it takes to bypass Facebook’s defenses against hoaxes and lies.

A new analysis by the international advocacy group Avaaz shines light on why, despite the tech giant’s efforts to stamp out misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic and the U.S. election, it’s so hard to stop bad actors from spreading these falsehoods.

“We found them getting around Facebook’s policies by just tweaking the misinformation a little bit,

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Digital identity checks to be expanded under $800m new-technology budget package

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The Morrison government will expand the use of digital identity checks when businesses and individuals access services online, as part of an $800m package in next week’s budget to increase the take-up of new technologies.

As the government puts the finishing touches on its delayed budget, which is expected to foreshadow a deficit north of $200bn and ongoing high unemployment, the Coalition is rolling out a series of announcements that it says are designed to get the economy moving again.

But the government is coming under pressure for reducing the rate of jobkeeper and jobseeker payments over the past few days, with Labor accusing Scott Morrison of “mishandling this worst recession in almost a century” by cutting economic support “without a proper jobs plan to replace it”.

a circuit board: Digital identity scanner

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Digital identity scanner

The biggest chunk of new funding in the

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Stimulus Checks From A Crypto Exchange; Bitcoin Rebound

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Bitcoin broke through $11,000 Wednesday and fluctuated around that level the rest of the week, recovering about half of the value it lost during its crash the first week of September. Large buying volumes and the Fed’s commitment to low interest rates helped buoy bitcoin’s price, and business intelligence firm MicroStrategy
revealed that it added $175 million worth of bitcoin to its capital reserve Monday, bringing its total bitcoin purchases this summer to $425 million.


Uniswap, a decentralized exchange on the Ethereum blockchain that has grown in popularity as part of the DeFi boom, launched a governance token called Uni on Wednesday and rewarded its

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Malware gang uses .NET library to generate Excel docs that bypass security checks

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A newly discovered malware gang is using a clever trick to create malicious Excel files that have low detection rates and a higher chance of evading security systems.

Discovered by security researchers from NVISO Labs, this malware gang — which they named Epic Manchego — has been active since June, targeting companies all over the world with phishing emails that carry a malicious Excel document.

But NVISO said these weren’t your standard Excel spreadsheets. The malicious Excel files were bypassing security scanners and had low detection rates.

Malicious Excel files were compiled with EPPlus

According to NVISO, this was because the documents weren’t compiled in the standard Microsoft Office software, but with a .NET library called EPPlus.

Developers typically use this library part of their applications to add “Export as Excel” or “Save as spreadsheet” functions. The library can be used to generate files in a wide variety of spreadsheet

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