Your second stimulus check might arrive before or after others’. We worked out some possible dates

Not everyone gets their stimulus payment at the same time.


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Americans are still waiting for a second stimulus check — and, potentially, a broader economic rescue package — to help get through the coronavirus recession. Even if the pieces don’t come together before the Nov. 3 election, there’s a lot we know that could impact when your check would come to you. 

While keeping a close eye on negotiations in Washington, we’ve been able to sketch out four possible timelines for when you could get a check, from the earliest realistic date to a speculative date after the inauguration of the next president on Jan. 20.

A new payment is expected to bring eligible Americans up to $1,200 per individual and even more money for some families. The dates could change — in fact, we expect them to — but the overall schedule for when payments are sent should remain roughly the same, which is important to understand if you want to know if you’ll get your stimulus check in the first wave, or one of the last. 

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How to view website trackers in mobile Safari from your iPhone or iPad

Learn how to use Apple’s Privacy Report in Safari so you can see which websites attempted to track you on your iPhone or iPad.

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Cross-site trackers operate by tracking you as you surf from one website to another. The goal is to provide advertisers with an overall picture of your online visits to better serve you targeted ads. But such tracking can be a privacy concern for people who don’t want their website browsing and online activities to be monitored.

By default, the mobile version of Safari on your iPhone and iPad tries to prevent cross-site trackers from following you. With iOS 14/iPadOS 14, Apple has added a new Privacy Report to Safari. This report will show you which trackers attempted to follow you at which sites, and which ones were blocked by the browser. Here’s how it works.

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First, make sure you’ve updated your iPhone or iPad to the latest OS version. Go to Settings and then General. Tap the setting for Software Update. You’ll be told that your software is up to date or prompted to download and install the

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