Will QR codes popularized in the pandemic place serving staff jobs at risk?

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Some experts predict that the shift to contactless technology could mean some lost positions are gone. The pandemic created a powerful opportunity for QR codes to achieve the popularity they had never seen before despite their ready availability, low-cost and ease of use. They helped many companies to rapidly pivot to contactless processes that made it easier to serve customers in a way that would conveniently provide a sense of safety against additional spread of COVID-19. At the same time, the tech helped to reduce the number of tasks some…

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Cornwall Council and Crowdfunder launch QR code campaign for environmental projects

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The #LoveWhereYouAre marketing will collect donations to make improvements across the Duchy. The Cornwall Council and Crowdfunder have started a new QR code campaign called #LoveWhereYouAre, meant to help raise money for environmental projects across the Duchy. The strategy is meant to collect donations for a range of different carbon neutral initiatives. The QR code campaign makes it possible for people to scan barcodes posted at some of the most iconic locations throughout Cornwall. These were selected as areas of striking natural beauty, to help inspire people to see the…

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QR code invention wins global impact in electronics award

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The quick response barcode was first created in Japan by Denso Wave Inc. The initial QR code invention occurred in Japan. These barcodes date back to the 1990s and were created for a reason that has very little to do with how they are used today. This little oft mocked black and white barcode has just received an important award. According to the company behind the QR code invention, the barcode has received an award recognizing its impact on the world as a critical tool for sharing information. The company…

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Skyrocketing use has led many people to overlook QR code security risks

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A recent study has shown that quick response codes are rising in use, but awareness is not. Consumers are increasingly scanning quick response barcodes, said a new MobileIron study, but they are not considering QR code security risks to the extent that they likely should. 64 percent of survey respondents said that they felt the barcodes made contact-free tasks easier. In a pandemic-struck world requiring more options for conducting tasks in a touch-free way, quick response barcodes offer a simple scanning solution to get the job done. However, these are…

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QR code use in China may fall due to facial recognition technology

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Quick response codes are widespread for authenticating mobile payments in the country. In China, QR code use for completing mobile payments is as commonplace as the use of traditional credit cards in the United States. However, this could quickly become a thing of the past as more companies look to biometrics such as facial and fingerprint recognition. Tech giants in the country, such as Tencent, are already looking into ways to use biometrics. Most people use mobile phones to complete non-cash payment transactions in China. QR code use is the…

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