Facebook uses social media ads to criticize Apple privacy changes

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The social media platform claims the iPhone maker will hurt small businesses relying on targeted ads. Facebook recently ran social media ads in addition to publishing a new website in an outcry against Apple’s privacy changes. It claims that those changes will “[threaten] the personalized ads that millions of small businesses rely on to find and reach customers.” The social network also ran print ads with the same message in major American Newspapers. In addition to the website and social media ads, Facebook ran print ads in the Washington Post,…

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Artists contribute Greenfields Veteran’s Memorial Mall mural QR code

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Quick response code scans direct visitors to learn more about the historical significance. A new Greenfield Veteran’s Memorial Mall mural QR code has been added to direct people to learn more about the historical information linked to the Massachusetts display. The goal of the barcode is to let people see the display as more than just artwork but as historically significant. Artist Rebecca Tippens of nearby Colrain Massachusetts joined others in painting the original display back in 1990. At the end of November, Tippens was joined by Nancy Baker and…

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Salvation Army QR codes make digital donations possible for contact-free support

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The Mankato, Minnesota branch of the charity isn’t relying on cash for its red kettle drive this year. Red donation kettles are synonymous with the holiday season, but Mankato Salvation Army QR codes in Minnesota mean those in the spirit to give won’t need to have cash in their hands. Every red kettle in the city will be equipped with QR barcodes for Apple Pay and Google Pay donations. Since this year consumers are particularly careful about contact-free experiences, even fewer than normal are paying by cash. This means that…

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Super Value and MobileAssist unveil Bahamian QR code payments

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The collaboration is mean to make it easier for shoppers in the Bahamas to purchase their groceries. Mobile Assist, a financial technology provider in the Bahamas, is working with Super Value to provide shoppers with a Bahamian QR code payments option for cashless transactions while buying their groceries. The partnership has made it possible for consumers to skip the use of cash when buying their food. MobileAssist released a statement about the Bahamian QR code payments partnership, explaining that it provides consumers with more transaction type options at the checkout…

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Incognia to boost mobile security by spotting QR code fraud

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The company uses geo-location data to help ensure users remain secure when scanning the barcodes. Mobile security experts have their eyes on QR code fraud at the moment, since the barcodes have exploded in popularity due to their affordability, ease of implementation and ease of use for several purposes. Quick response codes are used for everything from digital restaurant menus to mobile payments. It is in the area of contactless mobile payments that experts are particularly concerned about the potential for QR code fraud. These have surged in use this…

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