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April 18, 2020, 11:35 PM

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J. Edward Moreno / The Hill:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs an executive order allowing people to get a marriage license remotely and letting clerks perform ceremonies over video  —  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an executive order Saturday allowing New Yorkers to obtain marriage licenses and perform ceremonies remotely.
Reuters:
Amazon has started replacing thermometers with thermal cameras at some of its US warehouses to speed up screening for workers with fevers  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has started to use thermal cameras at its warehouses to speed up screening for feverish workers who could be infected with the coronavirus, employees told Reuters.
Protocol:
A look at the challenges tech companies will face when they reopen their offices after the lockdowns lift, such as distancing, contact tracing, and mass testing  —  Tech companies starting to plan for how they will reintroduce employees to shuttered offices, warehouses and factories …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix is releasing ten documentary films and series on YouTube for free for use by teachers, accompanied by study guides and Q&As with creators  —  Netflix has unlocked a selection of educational documentary films and series — available now for free on YouTube — saying it's a way to help teachers during the COVID-19 quarantine.
Tomislav Maljic / ReversingLabs Blog:
Researchers discovered 725 Ruby libraries on the official RubyGems repository contained malware intended to copy users' clipboards, targeting bitcoin payments  —  Typosquatting barrage on RubyGems software repository users  —  Tomislav Maljic, Threat Analyst at ReversingLabs. ,
Maggie Miller / The Hill:
FBI says it is receiving ~3,000-4,000 cybersecurity complaints per day during the pandemic, up from ~1,000 complaints it was receiving daily before the outbreak  —  The FBI has seen a spike in cyber crimes reported to its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spontaneous social apps that let users join video, voice, and chat rooms on a whim have become popular under lockdowns, like exclusive voice chat app Clubhouse  —  Forget the calendar invite.  Just jump into a conversation.  That's the idea powering a fresh batch of social startups poised …

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