QR code tattoo fail: Argentinian soccer fan’s tat delinked

QR Code Tattoo - Tattoo Artist

No joke: A fan of Argentina’s River Plate soccer team had a QR code tattooed to his leg to show his love for his team. The fan’s QR code tattoo links to a triumphant highlight video on YouTube of River Plate securing its 5-3 two-legged Copa Libertadores Finals win over arch rivals Boca Juniors…or at least it did. The QR code-linking footage was taken down after Twitter users banded together to have the video removed. The QR code tattoo was shared on Twitter by Argentinian sports journalist Ariel Cristofalo. The…

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

Social media accounts - Prison cell

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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The long-rumored Instagram in-app shopping feature has finally arrived

Instagram in-app shopping - Checkout - Instagram - YouTube

Checkout is the social media platform’s new feature that allows in-app shopping purchases. Instagram in-app shopping is now a real thing. The Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing social networking service has unveiled Checkout, a new feature that allows users to make purchases directly inside the app without being redirected to another site to complete the purchase. Shopping via Instagram (IG) is nothing new, but now users don’t have to leave the app to complete purchases. To be clear, the new Instagram in-app shopping feature does not mark the first time that…

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Facebook payments to come to WhatsApp in the future

Facebook Payments - Facebook logo on mobile phones

The social media giant is reportedly seeking to enter the mobile payments space with its own cryptocurrency. Facebook payments may be around in the not too distant future. The social networking company is jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon and is reportedly developing its own digital currency called Facebook Coin. The company’s supposed goal, reports CNBC, is to allow users of its cryptocurrency to transfer money through WhatsApp. Facebook’s move would mimic China’s popular WeChat Pay. The Facebook Coin, which would be attached to the US dollar, and would allow users…

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