AT&T network will require customers to change phones, company says

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The telecom emailed many of its customers telling them they will need to replace their phones. At the same time that the economy has been tanking due to the pandemic crisis, the AT&T network won’t work for many of its customers unless they replace their phones, says the company in an advertising email. The telecom giant has decided that this would be the right time to frighten customers into purchasing. According to a recent Android Police report, “Amid an economy-crushing pandemic, AT&T has decided that now is the best time…

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Indonesian QR code tracking will help keep tabs on visitors to the country

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The Immigration Directorate General required the nod from President Joko Widodo’s to proceed. The Immigration Directorate General of Indonesia has presented a QR code tracking system to the country’s president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to gain approval to proceed. The idea behind the quick response barcodes is to track foreigners to the country. The QR code tracking and surveillance system is meant only for visitors to the country and not for Indonesians. According to Immigration Director General Jhoni Ginting of the Law and Human Rights Ministry, when addressing a House of…

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Amazon launches Dash Cart to let shoppers skip the checkout line

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The ecommerce and tech giant is moving forward with its smart shopping carts experience. Amazon is moving ahead with a new Dash Cart smart shopping cart technology. This is meant to help further along the company’s ongoing effort to help shoppers to skip the checkout line and to create a contactless and cashier-free experience for consumers. The smart shopping cart is one of many different types of strategy the company has made in this area. The Dash Cart is the latest attempt at this strategy after the company has already…

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Korea rolls out nationwide QR code system

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Across the country, the quick response barcode is being deployed to help battle the pandemic. South Korea has rolled out a new nationwide QR code system to help the country to further combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The quick response barcodes are already mandatory for gaining access to 80,000 facilities. The nationwide QR code system works to provide individuals with entry to about 80,000 facilities across the country. These are also being used for gaining entry to arenas and baseball stadiums. This system has already undergone extensive testing…

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Mastercard launches ShopOpenings.com to help cardholders find open businesses

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As regions re-emerge from pandemic lockdowns, this tool helps shoppers know what is open. Mastercard has announced the launch of ShopOpenings.com, a regional tool to assist cardholders in knowing which businesses have opened their physical locations following lockdowns. The mobile commerce tool is geared toward consumers residing in regions of the U.S. and Canada. The ShopOpenings.com site was built by Mastercard in partnership with the SixthSense data analytics firm. It works by listing a long list of business types, including everything from pharmacies and grocery stores to restaurants, boutiques, dry…

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