New QR code security system in Japan to help boost cashless transactions in the country

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Electronic payments have been slow to expand in Japan. A new QR code security system is in the works that could help cashless payments take off in Japan. The country wants to increase its number of digital transactions to not only reduce the number of cash transaction, but to also make it easier for the government to collect taxes with better efficiency. Japan wants to increase total digital payments of all transactions to 40% by 2025. In Japan, cashless payments have been slow to take off, with 80% of people…

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Smart driving licenses with a QR code to be released by MMVD

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The Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Department (MMVD) wants to combat fake licenses. The Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Department intends to issue new smart driving licenses with quick response (QR) codes to drivers in Maharashtra, India’s west-central province. The MMVD hopes that the QR code licenses will make it easier for officials to check if a license is genuine. The QR code on the license can easily help officers identify drivers. Last month in Mumbai – Maharashtra’s capital and the nation’s largest city – the city’s traffic police busted a fake driving license…

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Galaxy Fold release delay officially announced by Samsung

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Samsung has confirmed that it plans to delay the US release of its foldable smartphone. The Galaxy Fold release delay is no longer only a rumor. The South Korean electronics manufacturer has officially confirmed that it will delay the US launch of its Galaxy Fold device, a smartphone that converts into a tablet. Samsung will provide a new release date for the phone in the coming weeks. Prior to the Galaxy Fold release delay announcement, the device was initially to be rolled out in the US at a price of…

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Researchers find mobile app security problem with Xiaomi smartphones

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A serious security flaw was uncovered in a pre-installed mobile app. Check Point Research experts have revealed that there is a serious mobile app security flaw hidden in a pre-installed app on Xiaomi smartphones. The security researchers discovered a vulnerability in an app bundled on Xiaomi devices that could potentially allow hackers to hijack smartphones and inject malware. The security flaw was discovered in the pre-installed Guard Provider security app. The mobile app security flaw may have affected millions of Xiaomi smartphone users worldwide. The researchers found the flaw within…

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Amazon mobile video ads to challenge Facebook and Google

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Amazon wants a piece of the digital advertising marketing space that’s currently dominated by Facebook and Google. A new form of Amazon mobile video ads is to be introduced to the eCommerce giant’s smartphone shopping app. Amazon reportedly intends to sell video spots on its mCommerce platform. Amazon has been testing the ads on the iOS platform and plans to rollout a test for Android later this year. For several months, the Amazon mobile video ads have been on Apple’s iOS platform, according to people who are familiar with the…

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