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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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Facebook Reportedly Testing Expansion of Groups Feature

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is testing a Groups section in its smartphone app The Groups feature which is usually hidden in the app’s settings The new Groups section prominently features a “Discover” page now With the aim to put online communities at the centre of Facebook, the social networking giant is testing the expansion of its Groups feature. The social media giant is testing a Groups section in its smartphone app that will see it appear alongside the main notifications, friends requests and news feed areas which has appeared in recent days…

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Importance of mold testing

People are always curious about the need for mold testing while purchasing a new house. Normally this service is not included in a standard home inspection, but it is significant to understand why this extra expense is worth every penny. Those people who discover signs of mold in their house are always concerned about the next steps, both about whether testing is required and how mold is removed if its presence is detected. Following are few scenarios in which getting a mold testing is important. Firstly, it is important to…

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Angelina Jolie Boosted Breast Cancer Genetic Testing: Study

Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie’s public disclosure in 2013 regarding her surgery for breast cancer led to a spike in genetic tests for a gene known to increase the deadly disease, a study has found. Jolie lost her mother to ovarian and breast cancer and grandmother and aunt to breast cancer. In an op-ed piece in The New York Times — a major US daily — Jolie announced that she had undergone surgery in order to reduce her chances of getting the disease. “My doctors estimated that I had an 87…

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Bird Flu: Centre Asks NIHSAD to Expedite Testing of Samples

Stepping up measures to control bird flu, the Centre today directed Bhopal-based National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) to expedite testing of samples of birds for avian influenza virus detection and help states to prevent spread of the disease. Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) has also been asked to carry out genome studies and sequencing of the new Virus H5N8 to know the source of the origin of the infection, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement. This was communicated in a meeting called by Animal Husbandry…

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Traditional cholesterol testing may not predict heart disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a condition which affects the arteries that supply the heart with blood. Traditional testing for the level of a specific component of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) — the “good cholesterol” — may not be a better predictor of the damage or disease in the heart’s major blood vessels, says a study. Failure of drug trials to observe benefits by elevating high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in the blood has raised serious doubts about HDL-C’s properties of reducing the formation of plaques that block our blood vessels…

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