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Google Updates Chrome Policy for Blocking Autoplay Videos, Personalising It

HIGHLIGHTS Chrome version 66 included autoplay video changes The new policy lets Chrome learn which sites you want to play sound If users don’t have a browsing history, a whitelist is used Google Chrome started blocking audio and video that automatically played on certain wesbites, with the launch of the Google Chrome 66 for desktops. Now, the company has modified the policy ... Read More »

Social media policy in the works for FCPS employees

Frederick County Public Schools is working on a social media policy for its employees. A draft policy and regulation aim to provide guidelines to Frederick County Public Schools employees on how to conduct themselves on social media. The policy, which has received a first reading by the Board of Education, and its accompanying regulation would make the professional social media ... Read More »

HC seeks govt’s reply on private schools’ plea on National Education Policy

Independent Schools Federation of India has alleged in a plea to the Delhi High Court alleging ‘complete avoidance of private schools imparting elementary education in the newly constituted Committee’.(Sneha Srivastava/Mint/For representation only) New Delhi The Delhi High Court has sought the reply of the Centre on a plea alleging non-representation of thousands of educational and charitable societies running unaided schools in ... Read More »

No concessions for Apple, but govt to review mobile manufacturing policy to boost the sector

NEW DELHI: The government won’t offer any special concessions to Apple but is reviewing its entire policy on mobile phone manufacturing as part of an effort to promote the ‘Make in India’ initiative, officials said. This could meet some of the demands that Apple has made apart from benefitting other phone makers as well. Apple had sought the concessions to ... Read More »

Policy Buddy Embeds Business Insurance Wizard on Your Site

Policy Buddy by Insureon is a two-minute diagnostic tool that lets business owners identify their commercial insurance needs based on simple facts about how they operate, including whether they sell goods or services, whether they contract for a larger company and whether they work from home. Launched in November 2016, Policy Buddy marks the latest development in Insureon’s transformation of ... Read More »

EU Privacy Watchdogs Warn WhatsApp on Privacy Policy, Yahoo on Breach

HIGHLIGHTS EU sent letters to WhatsApp and Yahoo Said they had concerns about WhatsApp’s recent change in privacy policy Asked Yahoo to communicate all aspects of the data breach European privacy watchdogs said on Friday they had sent letters to WhatsApp over its sharing of information with parent company Facebook and Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and its scanning ... Read More »

No-fail policy puts NDA govt in a bind

The no-fail policy entails that no children in the 6-14 age group can be held back in any class up to Class VIII. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint New Delhi: The Union government is in a fix over whether to go ahead and scrap the no-fail policy in schools after at least six states, most of them ruled by the Bharatiya Janata ... Read More »

CBSE Class X board exam to return, no-fail policy to go

The CBSE class X board was made optional during 2009-10 when the United Progressive Alliance was in power. Photo: Prasad Gori/HT New Delhi: The Union government is bringing back examinations in elementary schools across the country and Class X board exams for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students. At a meeting in New Delhi attended by state education ministers ... Read More »

WhatsApp Tells Delhi High Court Its New Policy Doesn’t Infringe on User Privacy

WhatsApp Tells Delhi High Court Its New Policy Doesn’t Infringe on User Privacy WhatsApp, the instant messaging platform, Wednesday said its new privacy policy does not infringe on the privacy of users and no third party can read the messages due to its end-to-end encryption. When a user deletes his or her WhatsApp account, the information of that person is ... Read More »

10 recommendations of Subramanian Committee on new education policy

The outlay on education should be raised to at least 6% of GDP without further loss of time. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: The T.S.R. Subramanian committee, entrusted with preparing a new education policy for India submitted the report to the government in May suggesting measures that the country must take to improve the sector that caters to over 300 million ... Read More »