Indian regulator bans new QR codes from being launched in the country

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The Reserve Bank of India is stopping the nation’s payment system operators from issuing its proprietary barcodes. The Indian banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of India, has announced that it is banning the generation of new QR codes that would have been the foundation of a new mobile payments system in the country. The regulator has stated that the new proprietary quick response codes will no longer be permitted. The national payment system is no longer allowed to issue new QR codes from its proprietary format for the purpose of…

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Google Shopping boosts its pricing options in time for holiday season

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With an eye on mobile shoppers, the tech giant is adding comparisons and deal notifications. Google Shopping has been gearing up for this year’s holiday season which is expected to be larger than ever online as consumers avoid heading out to stores amid the pandemic. New features are being added to make it easier for buyers to purchase from local shops. Among the new Google Shopping features added in time for the holiday purchasing rush include price comparisons, deal notifications, and even information about local stores such as the availability…

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Facebook cloud gaming launched, but not for iOS users

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According to the social media giant, Apple won’t let its users access due to “arbitrary” policies. At the start of the week, Facebook cloud gaming launched, but the social media giant said that it was available to desktop and Android users only. It revealed that it would not be bringing its product to iOS because of Apple’s “arbitrary” policies. That said, the web and Android users of the platform can try free-to-play games within the network. Facebook cloud gaming makes it possible for users to remain on the platform and…

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Halloween candy safety techniques are more important than ever in 2020

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Parents this year are going beyond checking their kids’ loot and are disinfecting it, too. Halloween candy safety has taken on a new definition in 2020 as parents face concerns beyond the usual worries.  This year, additional tools like a UV disinfecting wand can give parents peace of mind. Even before the Halloween candy safety checking can begin, many parents are making sure that the items kids have brought home are disinfected.  This way, they can feel confident that they are keeping their kids safe after their trick-or-treating is done.…

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Incognia to boost mobile security by spotting QR code fraud

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The company uses geo-location data to help ensure users remain secure when scanning the barcodes. Mobile security experts have their eyes on QR code fraud at the moment, since the barcodes have exploded in popularity due to their affordability, ease of implementation and ease of use for several purposes. Quick response codes are used for everything from digital restaurant menus to mobile payments. It is in the area of contactless mobile payments that experts are particularly concerned about the potential for QR code fraud. These have surged in use this…

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