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2016 Uber security hack leads to key staff firings

2016 Uber security hack leads to key staff firings

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A massive data breach that affected 57 million customers was not disclosed to those individuals last year. A massive Uber security breach that occurred in 2016 allowed hackers to get their hands on the personal information of 57 million customers. The handling of the event was poor enough that some of the company’s key security department personnel – including its head – have been fired. So far, Uber hasn’t released many details regarding … Read entire article »

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Why an external battery charger will be a top stocking stuffer purchase this Black Friday

Why an external battery charger will be a top stocking stuffer purchase this Black Friday

Mogix is ready for yet another record breaking holiday season, and this year it’s starting with coupon codes. Fans of the Mogix external battery charger will be thrilled to know the company is offering a 36 percent off coupon code for Amazon shoppers on Black Friday long weekend (starting Today at 4:00PM (PST) through Monday at 11:59pm). To take advantage of … Read entire article »

QR code feedback lets Western Railway passengers rate toilet hygiene

QR code feedback lets Western Railway passengers rate toilet hygiene

WR has launched a new program allowing riders to provide a rating and comments about toilets at their stations. The Western Railway (WR) in India has rolled out a new QR code feedback program. The goal is to make it possible for riders to scan the quick response codes to rate the toilet hygiene in the WR stations. The QR codes have … Read entire article »

Samsung takes lead in rapidly growing Indian smartphone market

Samsung takes lead in rapidly growing Indian smartphone market

Vendors shipped an estimated 80 million units of the mobile phones in the country during Q1,Q2 and Q3. The Indian smartphone market is continuing its massive growth rate, having increased by 29 percent last quarter, says research firm CMR. Shipments of the devices are expected to reach the 262 million units mark for the year, by the end of the fourth … Read entire article »

Facebook Creator app launches for video influencers

Facebook Creator app launches for video influencers

The social network is hoping influencers will take the opportunity to build broader communities around content. A new Facebook Creator app launched in the hopes of providing influencers with an opportunity to build strong video communities through the use of quality content. Social media celebrities could use this tool to further their reach and build stronger relationships. The app provides influencers with … Read entire article »

Pinterest QR code rolls out to help users learn about everything around them

Pinterest QR code rolls out to help users learn about everything around them

The image based social network’s quick response code could be handy for shoppers while in-store. A new version of a Pinterest QR code is rolling out for the social network’s users to inform themselves while they’re shopping. The barcode is designed to be used by consumers as they walk through a store in real life. The goal is to let Pinterest users … Read entire article »

Zimbabwe mobile payments get a shot in the arm from cash crisis

Zimbabwe mobile payments get a shot in the arm from cash crisis

The country is suffering from a shortage of cash as Bitcoin simultaneously makes its presence larger. A suddenly downward shift in the availability of cash has driven Zimbabwe mobile payments into a position in which it is experiencing rapid growth. This represents quite a change for the country which has always had a glut of banknotes available. In fact, the $100 … Read entire article »

Online and mobile commerce record broken by Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

Online and mobile commerce record broken by Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

More smartphone shoppers than ever took part in the huge bargain purchasing event. The Alibaba Singles’ Day Shopping Festival managed to break online and, especially mobile commerce record figures once again this year. Chinese shoppers used their mobile devices to grab great discounts leaving former records in the dust. The estimated total sales for the event continued to rise until reaching an … Read entire article »

Greater USDA QR code GMO labeling clarity needed, say Senators

Greater USDA QR code GMO labeling clarity needed, say Senators

Eleven federal Senators sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, calling for improvements. A group of 11 U.S. Senators issued a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the USDA QR code and GMO food labeling through its Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The ideas behind the labels with the quick response codes is to provide quick and simple … Read entire article »

Updated YouTube Kids security policy lets viewers flag inappropriate content

Updated YouTube Kids security policy lets viewers flag inappropriate content

The children’s branch of Google’s massively popular video streaming service lets viewers participate. A new YouTube Kids security policy has been implemented to make it possible for viewers to flag inappropriate videos targeting children. This will make it possible for service users to be able to call to YouTube’s attention the presence of disturbing and otherwise child-unfriendly videos using popular children’s … Read entire article »

Human QR code breaks world record in China

Human QR code breaks world record in China

Chinese students have successfully come together to create the largest ever quick response code made of people. A whopping 2.5 thousand Chinese students recently joined together to create the largest human QR code that has ever existed. The students joined together in the country’s Henan province to break the previous existing record. There were a total of 2,520 students from Sias International … Read entire article »