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Was your phone number stolen in the Facebook breach? Here’s how to check

Was your phone number stolen in the Facebook breach? Here’s how to check

Technology
People can now check whether their phone numbers are among the data stolen from more than 500 million Facebook users - including 11 million from the UK - and leaked online.Facebook has confirmed that the data is related to a historic breach related to a technical flaw the company "found and fixed" in August 2019, although privacy regulators are now asking additional questions. People can now search the independent and widely respected Have I Been Pwned? site - which monitors hacking forums for dumps - to see if their numbers are among those listed in the enormous dataset.Searchers should include the country code with their query, so in the UK it would begin 4479... and so on. Image: Users can search 'Have I Been Pwned?' to see if their numbers a...

The IRS can adjust any stimulus check money you’re owed when you file your 2020 tax return. Here’s why

Finance
In this articleIRSA3-ARGetty ImagesThis year's tax season has brought with it a new opportunity to collect any unpaid funds from previous rounds of federal stimulus checks.But the amount you claim could be adjusted by the IRS, the agency said on Monday.A new feature called a recovery rebate credit enables people to claim unpaid stimulus check money they may be missing.To date, Congress has authorized three direct payments to Americans since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. That includes a first check of up to $ 1,200 per adult through the CARES Act that was passed in March 2020. That was followed by payments of up to $ 600 per person authorized in December, followed by new checks of up to $ 1,400 per person that the government is in the midst of deploying.More from Personal Finance:F...
Health check: Measuring vital signs with a smartphone

Health check: Measuring vital signs with a smartphone

Technology
The coronavirus pandemic has seen a rise in innovative health focused technology.From an app which uses a device’s camera to measure your vital signs to kit which could help doctors with a remote diagnosis, BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest technology.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology

Your second stimulus check may be delayed if you changed your bank or moved

Finance
HispanolisticThe latest round of $ 600 stimulus checks is on the way, but for people who either changed their bank account information or moved recently, the next payment may be delayed.The IRS has already started the process of issuing the checks through direct deposit, and some people have already noticed the payment pending in their accounts.Generally, the payments are dated for Jan. 4, meaning the funds won't be available to use until then. Checks being sent this way will continue through this week and next, according to the IRS. The agency said it started sending out paper checks and debit cards via mail on Wednesday.Here's what you need to know about getting your second check if you've recently moved or changed banks.Direct deposit infoThe IRS is using account information that was e...
‘I was refused a home Covid test after credit check’

‘I was refused a home Covid test after credit check’

Business
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