Burglary prevention QR code strategy designed to help car owners be more

Burglary Prevention QR Code - Parking Lot

The Sanford Police Department is using a new strategy to help prevent car burglaries. Police officers in Sanford, Florida are hoping that their new burglary prevention QR code strategy will help remind car owners how important it is for them to lock their car doors and keep valuable items left in vehicles out of plain sight. The police have been leaving Vehicle Assessment Survey cards on parked cars. According to Sanford Police Captain Trekell Perkins, people have become desensitized to verbal warnings and catch phrase reminders (e.g. “lock it or…

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Halloween ranks as one of the worst holidays for smartphone damage

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Halloween may be fun for you, but not for your mobile phone. Worried about smartphone damage? If so, you might want to think twice before bringing your phone with you trick-or-treating or to a party. If you do bring it, limiting your use of the device might help to reduce the risk of a cracked screen, water damage or the device being lost or stolen. Research finds that the risk of damage to mobile phones significantly increases on Halloween. Analyst group Asurion conducted a recent study and concluded that there…

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New feature Facebook News to launch on Facebook’s mobile app in the US

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Facebook is testing a new way to give its user more control over the stories they view. The social networking giant is trailing Facebook News via its mobile app in the United States. The company has reportedly begun testing a news hub that is dedicated to providing users with quality news. The purpose of the hub is to give users greater control over the stories they see to deliver an experience that is more relevant and personalized. The hub has a “Today’s Stories” section curated by the company’s team of…

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On-The-Go Mobile Ordering rolled out to all Dunkin’ app customers

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DD Perks Rewards Program members aren’t the only ones to benefit from the mobile ordering feature. What started as an exclusive feature for DD Perks Rewards Program members with an enrolled Dunkin’ gift card, is being made available to all Dunkin’ Donuts customers with the Dunkin’ app. The new Guest Order feature lets any customer place an On-The-Go Mobile order through the app and pick it up by either walking in-store or going through the drive-thru. The new app update will make it easier for guests to place a mobile…

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Colorado becomes first U.S. state to enact QR code ballot ban

QR code ballot ban - U.S. vote

Cybersecurity concerns were the reason given for the ban. On September 16, 2019, Colorado became the first American state to put a QR code ballot ban in place. The state once used the quick response codes to help tabulate votes. However, concerns of cybersecurity issues led to the decision to ban the use of the unique 2-D barcodes on ballots. Officials say that QR codes can potentially be changed by hackers. Prior to the QR code ballot ban, residents in Colorado made their selections on a ballot-marking device. This device…

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