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Webmaster Comments 20.04.11

April 11, 2020

The onslaught of news related to the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and the following articles are of interest to Retiree News readers. 

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The IRS changed the tax filing rule for Social Security recipients. The Internal Revenue Service reversed a decision that would have required Social Security recipients and many senior citizens to file a tax return this year, even if they’re not required to do so, in order to get the $1,200 stimulus check. That might have saved millions of people from losing out on the money. Learn more

Thousands of Federal Employees Have Contracted COVID-19. Many more are quarantined due to possible exposure as employees are on the frontlines fighting the coronavirus and providing essential services. Continue reading

Apple and Google partner for COVID-19 ‘contact tracing’ tech. The news is full of people coming together to combat the spread of COVID-19 (while practicing social distancing), and today Apple and Google announced an unlikely partnership. According to a joint statement by Apple and Google, the two tech giants are working together on compatible “contact tracing” technology for both iOS and Android that would help their users determine if they’ve been in contact with someone with COVID-19. Many will question the privacy aspect of this process

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