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Comment: Re:We no longer regulate ads and mail order produc (Score 1) 254

by RobFrontier (#41075123) Attached to: Should Medical Apps Be Regulated?
I would refer back then to what the FDA considers an app. I'm not referring to documentation, but something that is performing an action (e.g a measurement). The FDA will ultimately be the arbiter, so if you are in the medical device industry (as I am) you would be wise to accept that guidance and consult with your legal and compliance teams. Ask Pfizer exactly how much the government likes coming after violators.

Comment: Re:We no longer regulate ads and mail order produc (Score 1) 254

by RobFrontier (#41075029) Attached to: Should Medical Apps Be Regulated?
Obviously if it is a direct translation of a document no. If it is an app being used for clinical diagnostics (e.g. measuring something) then yes it's a medical device. The situation you are inferring is obviously not the case. Again there is guidance already out there from the FDA on this issue. Read it. Or attend this: Medical Device Mobile Apps: What Needs FDA Approval An FDAnews Virtual Conference Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT http://www.fdanews.com/conference/detail?eventId=3193&hittrk=12809LT&utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=mmarkiew@wlgore.com&utm_content=L12830%20-%2012809LT%20-%208/9/12%20-%20DV/MBDV/MDV/RDD/RDV/MD&utm_campaign=Medical%20Device%20App%20Development%20%E2%80%94%20What%20Needs%20FDA%20Approval%20and%20What%20Doesn't%20%20
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Cell Phone Interception At Def Con 95

Posted by Soulskill
from the can-i-hear-you-now dept.
ChrisPaget writes "I'm planning a pretty significant demonstration of GSM insecurity at Defcon next week, where I'll intercept and record cellular calls made by my attendees, live on-stage, no user-input required. As you can imagine, intercepting cellphones is a Very Big Deal in the eyes of the law; this blog post is an attempt to reassure everyone that their privacy is being taken seriously despite the nature of the demo. I'm not just making it up either — the EFF have helped significantly with the details."

Comment: Re:250k for the other principals? (Score 5, Insightful) 98

by RobFrontier (#31883032) Attached to: Palm's Software Chief Quits
I can only assume by your comment that you don't follow markets in general, or Palm specifically. Palm is more than likely going to be purchased fairly soon which will increase the stock price dramatically before the purchase. HTC seems like a natural fit, though the most interesting idea I've heard is RIM. It would be nice if Blackberry's came with an actual OS. WebOS is the best mobile OS available, with Android a close second, so there is plenty of value there. Palm also hold a lot of valuable IP and Patents.

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