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September 2013 Archives

FDA Regulating Smartphone Apps

According to the Pew Research Center, more than half of all Americans own a smartphone and along with smartphones come thousands of different apps. Typically, people use their apps to listen to music, read the news or get directions to their destination. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) got involved once individuals started developing health and wellness apps. For example, there are apps that measure the electrical activity of the brain, that take an individual's blood pressure and that store and transfer patient medical records. In June of 2012, Congress passed a bill allowing the FDA to regulate medical apps on smartphones because the apps could pose a risk to a user's safety if they were to not function as intended.

Are Your Employee's Astroturfing For You?

Yelp Inc. is suing a boutique bankruptcy law firm, McMillan Law Group, for allegedly "astroturfing." Astroturfing is when statements are given on the internet, which appear to be from an independent, credible source but only because the source's financial connection is withheld. The term is derived from the synthetic carpeting that is designed to look like natural grass, AstroTurf.

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