New shared bicycle QR code system to launch in Singapore in 2019

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The bike rentals system will be highly enforced and offenders face bans and fines. Singapore is implementing a new QR code parking system for shared bicycles. It will launch as of the start of next year. The goal is to stop users from parking indiscriminately, according to the Land Transport Authority (LTA). The QR codes will make it possible to track down the rider who last used any given shared bike. The QR code parking system is meant to encourage shared bicycle users to park the bikes in designated areas.…

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Iloilo tourism QR code system to inform visitors to each province

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The region in the Philippines is using quick response codes to provide tourists helpful information. The Iloilo Tourism Office will be equipping every town in the region with a QR code system. The goal is to provide tourists with much needed information about the area. This could help to improve their visit with information about the different things they can see and where they are. Each town within the Iloilo region of the Philippines will be provided with its own QR codes. The budget for this program is around $3,846…

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

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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 device user to the Central Bank’s official website. That site provides detailed information about the QR code…

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

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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 thieves. The criminals reportedly said scanning QR codes to pay were the…

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Snapchat QR code will now work for a website

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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 now been broadened to allow people to scan to access websites as well.…

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QR code error overcrowds ANA plane, bringing transport ministry warning

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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 warning to the airline. The incident occurred when a QR code error was…

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

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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 history of the vehicle. This school year represents the first time that parents…

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QR codes stir up controversy in Pennsylvania court

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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 become a privacy concern. According to the court, by using QR codes on…

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QR codes to provide HCC self guided tours

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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 have QR codes positioned at various buildings located all over the campus.…

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QR codes at Woolworths connect customers with farmers

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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, growing throughout the rest of the year. By scanning the QR codes, customers…

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