China’s QR code security joins ongoing measures violating human rights

QR Code security - China under fire for violation of human rights

China has installed QR codes on the doorplates of Uyghur Muslim homes. China has now added a QR code security measure to its mass security crackdown on Uyghurs, a majority-Muslim Turkic population, living in the western part of Xinjiang, an autonomous region in China. The two-dimensional qr code has been added to the doorplates of Uyghur homes, with the codes containing personal information about the occupants, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported. The codes were installed on homes more than a year ago. The “smart” doorplates are scanned by Officials before…

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QR code pet license system rolls out in another Chinese city

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Dog owners in Xuzhou can now register their animals online via a mobile phone app. Xuzhou, located in Jiangsu province, is the latest city in China to introduce a convenient QR code pet license system. Under the new system, police can access license information via an app by scanning a QR code. The systems allows authorities to penalize owners who break city pet laws. The license is easy to obtain. Dog owners can register their pets online via a straightforward process. The dog owner simply uploads their documents to the…

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Digital QR code ID cards headed to China

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The country’s e-governance is using a combination of quick response codes and smartphones for identification. China is launching a new type of QR code ID cards for its citizens to use, provided they don’t mind a digital facial scan. This marketplace is known for the success of its mobile payments and m-commerce systems. The popularity of mobile payments has reached the point that it is driving the country forward into becoming cashless. This has been a goal for many nations around the world, but China is doing it successfully. It…

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Court lets individuals scan QR codes to pay their fines

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The court in Jiangsu, China is using quick response codes to collect from people who have been avoiding payment. A court in the eastern province of Jiangsu, China has made it possible for people to scan QR codes to pay their fines. The strategy is meant to make it easier for individuals to pay by way of their smartphones. The court sees this strategy as an effective way to collect on fines due from those reluctant to pay. All people need to do to pay their outstanding fines and dues…

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QR code use is changing the young Chinese adult relationship with money

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In fact, quick response codes are having an impact on this demographic’s social behaviors. A new theory published in the South China Morning Post suggested that QR code use is changing the way young adults in the country live their lives. It is, according to the report, altering the way young Chinese adults view money and it is even altering their social behaviors. Quick response codes have been central to many forms of mobile payment technologies in the country. In China, consumers use mobile payments fifty times more than shoppers…

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Will QR code use become commonplace for wedding gift giving?

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The usage and application of quick response codes in China is continuing to explode. In China, the tradition of giving cash to newlyweds is a long one and QR code use is now bringing the practice into this century. For hundreds of years, cash was given in red envelopes, but that paper is being increasingly conserved through the use of black and white barcodes. QR codes are being used for a rapidly rising number of activities in China, and are now being invited to weddings. This QR code use is…

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QR code con culprits identified in China

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Two men are accused of being behind the fake bike rental quick response codes. A massive QR code con is underway in China, scamming bicycle renters out of their money. As was recently reported by QR Code Press, the quick response codes played a central role in causing consumers to pay into the wrong bank account as they attempted to rent a bike. Two men have now been arrested after being accused of pasting fake QR codes on top of the real ones. The two men are accused of having…

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Mobike QR codes should be checked for fake replacements

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Scammers in China are placing their quick response codes on top of the popular bike rental barcodes. Mobike QR codes are now among the growing number of quick response codes that should be checked for imposters before being scanned. Scammers have been reportedly replacing the genuine bike rental barcodes with their own scannable code stickers. When unsuspecting bike renters scan the QR codes, they end up paying into the scammer’s account. Certain Mobike QR codes have been carefully replaced with a sticker over top of the legitimate barcode. When a…

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QR code payments get one step closer in China

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The central bank in the country is working on creating standards for the use of quick response codes. QR code payments have spent years in a state of limbo. There has been a ban on using quick response codes for mobile payments due to a lack of regulations. That said, the central bank is getting ever closer to drafting security and tech standards for QR codes in combination with mobile transactions. Once the regulations have been passed, it will allow third party payment providers to offer rapid verification processes. This…

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QR codes on bikini-clad behinds cause quite a stir

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A considerable controversy has developed following a publicity stunt using quick response codes in Beijing. In Beijing on November 3, a technology company drew attention to itself using QR codes and another method that has generated a surprising amount of controversy, as models wearing bikinis promoted a new mobile app with barcodes on their behinds. The women wore the quick response codes on the backsides of the bikini bottoms. What’s more, in order to encourage people to scan the QR codes, the models had the words “use me” written on…

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QR codes may soon be permitted for mobile payments in China

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There is currently a ban on these quick response codes for that purpose in the country, but that could soon change The central bank in China had previously suspended the use of QR codes for mobile payments following concerns about the level of security that is available through the application of these barcodes for that purpose. That ban was established in March, but there are now some powerful rumors saying that this ban will soon lift. As third party mobile payment services and banks start to hear that the ban…

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