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Pacemaker Hacking Hysteria and Conspiracies

I’ve been receiving tons of e-mail today from well-meaning friends to tell me about a major story in the news: “Hacker Found Dead Before Revealing Pacemaker Hacking Secrets” Actually, the major news outlets just picked up the story.  Ethical hacker Barnaby Jack was found dead on July 25, 2013. In any case, the media is

 
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Medtronic SureScan Neurostimulators Cleared by FDA for Full-Body MRI

Following Medtronic’s announcement in February of this year that it had introduced in Europe the first and only implantable neurostimulation systems indicated for use in the treatment of chronic back and/or leg pain that are designed for full-body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans under specific conditions, the Company announced today that FDA has approved the

 
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