GPS tracking smartwatch for kids has security flaw

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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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Social media accounts run by inmates shut down by prisons in UK

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An increasing number of mobile phones are being smuggled into jails. UK prison authorities have deactivated hundreds of social media accounts run by inmates due to a rising number of mobile phones being smuggled into jails. Over 1,700 accounts were removed from 2015 to 2018. The number of Instagram, Facebook and YouTube profiles that have been deactivated at the request of prison authorities has nearly quadrupled in three years, reports the Telegraph. The majority of these deactivated social media accounts were the result of prisoners using illicit mobile phones to…

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Toronto high school students launch LGBT Qr Code campaign

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The new campaign uses a quick response (QR) code to provide support to LGBTQ+ community members. A new program called “LBGTQr Code” has been launched at a Canadian high school in Toronto, Ontario. The goal of the new campaign is to help stop bullying and to offer resources to LGBTQ+ youth amid changes to the province’s sexual education curriculum. The campaign was launched to help LGBTQ+ community members’ feel safe and secure in school. The LGBTQr Code campaign was started by the non-profit organization “The Get REAL Movement.” The organization…

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QR codes payment tech increasingly adopted by Japan to cater to Chinese tourism

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Japan is making an effort to adopt the preferred payment method of their most frequent visitors. Cashless payments are huge in China and now Japan is focusing on incorporating QR codes payment tech into more of its businesses that attract its growing number of Chinese tourists. This is a big step as currently most of the nation’s restaurants and operators of activities and attractions do not accept the preferred payments of Japan’s largest foreign tourist population. QR codes are quickly overtaking other payment options in Japan. Credit cards with computer…

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