Square QR codes launch, allowing diners to order from their restaurant tables

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The system was developed to help provide restaurants with a new way to operate during the pandemic. Square QR codes are offering restaurants a new way to keep operating by making it possible for diners to peruse the menu, order the food they want, and pay without ever having to interact with a server. The barcodes themselves aren’t unique but combining them with the point of sale system makes a difference. The pandemic has caused many restaurants to use quick response barcodes to replace printed menus. This helps to reduce…

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NHS contact tracing app to use simple QR code scans

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The new application is designed to reduce the need for physical contact while keeping track of public interactions. The long-awaited NHS contact tracing app has finally been unveiled for people in England and Wales to download. The goal is to use easy QR code scans to help keep on top of where exposures have occurred. This is the second version of the app, the first of which was originally tested on the Isle of Wight. Since the original test in May, the NHS contact tracing app has undergone two substantial…

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New legislation may bring vacancy QR codes to Baltimore

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These new municipal regulations may help hold slumlords and neglectful proprietors accountable. Under new Baltimore municipal legislation, vacancy QR codes may be required to be displayed on signs in front of the thousands of empty buildings in the city. City lawmakers are hoping that neglectful property owners will be held more accountable for wasting real estate. The goal of the vacancy QR codes is to help to make slumlords accountable for these empty buildings across the city, and to hopefully make these spaces more accessible to their neighbors. A meeting…

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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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Census QR code campaign at Brooklyn hospital helps patients scan and complete

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Maimonides Hospital is encouraging patients to scan quick response codes before the deadline. Maimonides Hospital staff in Brooklyn have launched a census QR code campaign to make it easier for patients and staffers alike to complete their form before the deadline this month. The quick response barcode was first launched three weeks ago, and now they’ve made another push. The census QR code posters are displayed in areas where patients, staff, and even people walking by the hospital are all likely to see them. Whether they’re stopping to rest or…

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