Incognia to boost mobile security by spotting QR code fraud

QR code fraud - mobile technology

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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Amazon Prime Day 2020 will be bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Amazon Prime Day - Amazon logo on mobile phone

67 percent of Americans intend to shop more tomorrow than on the traditional start of the holiday season. Amazon Prime Day 2020 will take place on October 13 and 14 and, according to a new CNBC report, 67 percent of Americans plan to shop more on those two days than they will on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The holiday shopping season will apparently start more than a month early this year. Amazon Prime Day typically takes place in July. That said, it was moved this year in response to…

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TikTok marketing toughens up on the weight loss industry

TikTok marketing - TikTok app

The short video app has introduced new global policies that address harmful body messaging. A new global TikTok marketing policy is rolling out to address the harmful weight loss marketing that has flooded the platform. The app has bumped up its restrictions on the types of advertising it will permit. Among the TikTok marketing changes that have been made include specific restrictions on the types of ads permitted with reference to body image. The app has already outright banned many types of video, particularly many of those related to advertising…

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Smartphone cameras aren’t capturing the same orange California skies viewers are seeing

Smartphone cameras - orange sky, San Francisco

Device users faced an unusual struggle in attempting to take a picture of the orange apocalyptic skies. Smartphone cameras were having a particularly difficult time as users attempted to capture images of the Californian West Coast’s orange skies. Massive orange smoky clouds from uncontrolled wildfires changed the color of the sky in California and Oregon. People have called the look of the skies in parts of Oregon and California apocalyptic, or as though they were looking at a landscape on Mars. That said, as they raised their smartphone cameras to…

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Will Apple Pay QR codes become an option for iPhone users?

Apple Pay QR codes - Person using Apple Pay

The tech giant is reportedly researching ways to integrate the barcodes into future mobile payments. Apple Pay QR codes don’t currently exist, as iPhone users must employ near field communication (NFC) technology to complete a mobile payment transaction. However, growing information suggests that the iPhone maker is looking into secure barcode scans. A growing body of evidence suggests that the company is looking into ways to make Apple Pay QR codes secure to scan to complete transactions. While using NFC based tap or contactless transactions at a retailer’s payment terminal…

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