PUBG mobile replaced in China with a government-approved patriotic game

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Tencent shut down its test version of PUBG in China and replaced it with a more patriotic game. Tencent Holdings Ltd. pulled the PUBG mobile video game on Wednesday, announcing the end of the testing for the game. The company said it had launched an anti-terrorism-themed game called “Game for Peace,” instead. Unlike PUBG, Tencent managed to gain monetization approval for Game for Peace. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, is an extremely popular battle royale shooter game. When it was first introduced on mobile to the Chinese market…

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

Smart driving licenses - Traffic in Mumbai

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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Traffic ticket QR code scams cause problems in China

QR Code Scams - Parking Tickets

Some Chinese residents have become victims of fraudulent traffic tickets. QR code scams are hitting China as the country’s society becomes increasingly cashless. Now, scammers who want to make easy money, are creating quick response codes and applying them to fake parking violation tickets to trick drivers into paying. Parking tickets with legitimate QR codes are commonplace in China. The reason the con artists are having success is QR code payments have become extremely commonplace in many parts of China. According to Nikkei Asian Review, a recent study revealed that…

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GPS tracking smartwatch for kids has security flaw

TicTocTrack GPS Tracking Smartwatch - YouTube

The security flaw could allow a stranger to stalk a child with the device. TicTocTrack, a popular GPS tracking smartwatch for children in Australia, has been found to have security flaws that could potentially allow hackers to track and call children. The researchers found that the watch’s services could be easily compromised. Computer researchers at Pen Test Partners discovered vulnerabilities in the watch on Monday. The researchers found that the GPS tracking smartwatch, which has been sold in Australia since 2014, could allow hackers to view personal data on the…

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