Make Facebook Commit It Will Not Influence Elections, Parliamentary Panel Urges Government

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on Thursday told the government to make Facebookcommit that it would not misuse the users data to influence elections in India or for any other extraneous purposes outside the purview of the local laws or terms of user agreement. The panel headed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Anurag Thakur … Read more

Fed’s Kaplan, warning on debt, urges care on fiscal policies

Derick E. Hingle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Robert Kaplan, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Wednesday said that while it’s a “healthy thing” that the incoming administration is planning structural reforms, any new fiscal policies must take into account rising … Read more

Mumbai teacher urges SSC to change exam timetable

Teachers in Mumbai urged the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Board to provide a 3-day gap between social studies and sciences in order to provide enough time for the student to revise their syllabus and retain what they had studied earlier to the fullest. Following the timetable released by the SSC on Tuesday, Mumbai teachers expressed … Read more

Dropbox urges some users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then. The cloud storage service said it was asking users to change their passwords as a preventive measure, and not because there is any indication that their accounts were improperly accessed. Dropbox said it was taking … Read more