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QR code currency unveiled as Russia boosts anti-counterfeit measures for its cash

QR code currency unveiled as Russia boosts anti-counterfeit measures for its cash

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The National Mint Goznak and the country’s Central Bank revealed the quick response codes on two bills. The Central Bank of Russia and the National Mint Goznak have unveiled QR code currency bills on both their 200 ruble and 2,000 ruble bills. The front of each of those banknotes now feature a quick response code that can be scanned using a smartphone and barcode reader app. Scanning the QR codes directs the mobile … Read entire article »

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Scanning QR codes lets Chinese motorists pay to have stolen car mirrors returned in new scam

Scanning QR codes lets Chinese motorists pay to have stolen car mirrors returned in new scam

Thieves demand cash by way of quick response code to give back stolen vehicle side mirror glass. Chinese thieves stole glass from car side mirrors, telling victims scanning QR codes to make a payment is the only way to have the property returned. The motorists were told to pay anywhere from $45 to $105 to have the glass from the mirrors returned. Police in Xian, a city in central China, are investigating reports of extortion efforts by local … Read entire article »

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Snapchat QR code will now work for a website

Snapchat QR code will now work for a website

The popular messaging app has made it possible to create quick response codes for websites, not just profiles. It is now possible to create a Snapchat QR code for a website, not just for an individual profile. The messaging app has been using the quick response codes format for quite a while. The barcodes make it easier for mobile device users to exchange profile links without having to manually enter an individual’s data. The QR codes have … Read entire article »

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QR code error overcrowds ANA plane, bringing transport ministry warning

QR code error overcrowds ANA plane, bringing transport ministry warning

All Nippon Airways Co found itself in hot water after nearly taking off with a seat-less passenger. All Nippon Airways has received a serious warning following a QR code error. A mistaken misuse of a quick response code allowed too many people to board a plane. Even with too many people aboard, the plane pushed back for takeoff with the extra passenger standing in the aisle. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism issued a severe … Read entire article »

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QR codes let parents check the safety of their kids school buses

QR codes let parents check the safety of their kids school buses

Scanning the quick response codes allows people to see the results of the safety inspections on the vehicle. Parents of children taking buses to school in Michigan school districts will now be able to use QR codes as a tool to help to know that their kids are riding on vehicles that have been inspected and that have been deemed to be safe. These buses are outfitted with quick response codes that will reveal the safety inspection … Read entire article »

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QR codes stir up controversy in Pennsylvania court

QR codes stir up controversy in Pennsylvania court

Certain quick response codes that are visible on an envelope’s face have been found to violate the FDCPA. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has ruled that QR codes that can be seen on the face of an envelope and that have an account number embedded within them are in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). When visible quick response codes are used in conjunction with account numbers they … Read entire article »

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QR codes to provide HCC self guided tours

QR codes to provide HCC self guided tours

Campus visitors will be able to use their smartphones or tablets to find their way around and learn more. Hutchinson Community College has now launched a new self guided tour program that uses QR codes and the smartphones and tablets of visitors in order to provide visitors with instant information while they work their way around the local college campus. The announcement was made during the college’s 85th anniversary celebration last weekend. The Hutchinson Community College will now … Read entire article »

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QR codes at Woolworths connect customers with farmers

QR codes at Woolworths connect customers with farmers

The Meet the Grower program at the supermarket chain will help consumers find out where their food comes from. The massive grocery store chain in Australia, Woolworths, has just announced that it has started a program using QR codes to give its shoppers the opportunity to learn more about where the fresh fruits and vegetables they are purchasing have been sourced and who is behind growing them. The program started on July 1 and will continue onward, … Read entire article »

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QR codes used to assist customers with Purite cartridge changes

QR codes used to assist customers with Purite cartridge changes

The barcodes link people to videos that provide them with the instructions that they need. Purite has just announced the latest enhancement that it has made to its product and customer support, through the use of QR codes that lead to innovative and yet easy to use videos that demonstrate the way that cartridges can be properly changed. These videos are tutorials for the replacement of water purification cartridges to make sure that it is done correctly. The … Read entire article »

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QR codes campaign is now underway for Newcastle Brown Ale

QR codes campaign is now underway for Newcastle Brown Ale

The mobile marketing effort is based on making a mockery of common consumer stereotypes. Newcastle Brown Ale is starting a new campaign using mobile video and QR codes to help attract the eye of consumers as they mock common stereotypes that many people currently hold about beer that is crafted by hand. The playful mobile marketing campaign is used to be both amusing and informative. For instance, one of the common beliefs is that this type of beer … Read entire article »

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