The stakes are higher for women when claiming Social Security

One potential change to Social Security rules that could reduce that pressure on women: Caregiver credits, according to the Center for Retirement Research. The idea is not new. Caregiver credits are available to citizens of other parts of the world, including the United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany. The credits could work one of two ways, […]

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No Social Security cost-of-living adjustment in 2020, early data shows

Data for last three months of 2018 shows that the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, or CPI-W, which is what the Social Security Administration uses to calculate the COLA, has dropped by 1.8 percent compared to the last three months of 2017. The Senior Citizens League’s estimate for COLA in […]

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WhatsApp Tops Facebook to Become Social Giant’s Most Popular App: App Annie

Facebook may be having a hard time dealing with all the bad press surrounding the service, but the company’s WhatsApp acquisition continues to bear fruit. According to an industry report released on Wednesday, the WhatsApp Messenger crossed Facebook to become the most popular Facebook-owned app in the last year. Over the past 24 months, WhatsApp […]

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Aaron Sorkin Wants A Social Network Sequel To Happen

Aaron Sorkin made his directorial debut in 2017 with Molly’s Game, but he’s still best known within the world of film as a screenwriter extraordinaire. Among his notable works is 2010’s The Social Network, which followed the formation of Facebook and the numerous lawsuits its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg, was hit with. […]

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Social Media Giants Said to Plan Push-Back on India’s New Draft Regulations

Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight sweeping new rules proposed by the Indian government that would require them to actively regulate content in one of the world’s biggest Internet markets, sources close to the matter told Reuters. The rules, proposed by the Information Technology ministry on Christmas Eve, would compel […]

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Here Launches SoMo, a Social Mobility App for Ride Sharing, Public Transport, and More

A tech company launched an app Monday that offers public and private options to help people get around, including subway, buses, bike-share, ride-hailing companies and even temporary carpooling arrangements using a person’s social network. The SoMo app – short for social mobility – is the work of HERE Technologies, a company specializing in GPS-related applications. […]

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MeitY Issues Draft IT Rules for Social Media, Messaging Platforms Up for Public Consultation

Amid concerns over Central government’s powers to snoop into computers, the Electronics and IT Ministry has come out with draft IT rules focused on social media platforms. “The instances of misuse of social media by criminals and anti-national elements have brought new challenges to the ‘Law Enforcement Agencies’ (LEA),” the ministry said in a statement. […]

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These retirees cannot count on Social Security payments

Roughly 11 percent of those “never beneficiaries” are employees who worked in jobs that receive a public pension and don’t pay into Social Security. Among the groups potentially affected: government workers, teachers and railroad employees. (For example, a 2014 report from advocate TeacherPensions.org estimated 1.2 million teachers — or about 40 percent of the nation’s […]

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