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OnePlus Left Behind a Testing App on Its Devices With Backdoor to Root Access: Report

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus reportedly installs a diagnostic app on its devices The company is looking into it, co-founder Pei said OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 reportedly install the backdoor app OnePlus has landed in soup again just a few days ahead of the launch of its much-anticipated OnePlus 5T smartphone. The Chinese company has been found to leave behind an app on its recent devices that can act as a backdoor capable of providing root access without unlocking. For end users, this essentially means that some OnePlus smartphones can be easily rooted without…

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Study: ACA reduced disparities in healthcare access

– The gap in healthcare access between poor and higher-income residents in the United States is closing thanks to the Affordable Care Act, a new study suggests. The study, published in the July issue of Health Affairs, by researchers at Boston University School of Public Health, or BUSPH, found that the ACA reduced disparities in access to healthcare between wealthy and poor residents. Researchers reviewed national survey data of U.S. adults, between ages 18 to 64, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found that in states that expanded Medicaid,…

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Fewer U.S. Children Lack Access to Healthcare

As a growing number of U.S. children have gained health insurance over the past decade, fewer kids are missing out on things like physicals and dental exams, a recent study suggests. Steep declines in the number of uninsured have been well documented, largely as a result of growth in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. But the current study offers fresh evidence that kids are not only getting insured – they’re also becoming more likely to receive the care they need. “In addition to having improved insurance coverage we…

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BlackBerry CEO Says Tech firms need to observe Lawful access Requests

Tech corporations should follow lawful requests to get entry to covered records, BlackBerry leader executive John Chen stated on Monday, in thinly veiled grievance of rival Apple Inc for its recent standoff with the FBI. Chen made the comment in a blog posting after reviews with the aid of Vice and Motherboard closing week that threw a spotlight on a 2014 case wherein Canadian law enforcement government used intercepted messages among a few BlackBerry devices to unravel an organised crime network. The gadgets were customer telephones that were not protected…

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Google Voice Access Beta Lets You Control Your Smartphone by Voice

Google was supposed to introduce its ‘Voice Access’ service back at last year’s Google I/O conference, but never did so. The search giant has finally launched an ‘Voice Access’ beta app using which people can control several more features of their smartphones with voice commands. Users can now give commands such as ‘Open chrome’ to open the browser or ‘go home’ to navigate back to the handset’s home screen. Unlike other voice apps, the voice access beta app gives you access to some commands which can be used from anywhere…

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Google Voice Access Beta Lets You Control Your Smartphone by Voice

Google was supposed to introduce its ‘Voice Access’ service back at last year’s Google I/O conference, but never did so. The search giant has finally launched an ‘Voice Access’ beta app using which people can control several more features of their smartphones with voice commands. Users can now give commands such as ‘Open chrome’ to open the browser or ‘go home’ to navigate back to the handset’s home screen. Unlike other voice apps, the voice access beta app gives you access to some commands which can be used from anywhere…

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