California launches QR code verification for legal cannabis dispensaries

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The new quick response code scans with smartphones let consumers check whether a shop is legit. Marijuana users from California can now use their smartphones for QR code verification of a dispensary’s license. The Bureau of Cannabis Control launched a new program making it easier to spot licensed shops. The California Bureau of Cannabis Control rolled out a new QR code verification program at the end of last year. It made it possible for licensed cannabis dispensaries to display quick response codes in their shop windows. This way, smartphone users…

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Google Chrome QR code generator is headed to a future browser version

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The tech giant has chosen to work quick response codes into an upcoming version of its browser. Google is working on adding a Chrome QR code generator to an upcoming version of the popular browser. The idea is to provide a new and simple way to send websites directly from a desktop or laptop screen onto a mobile device. Using quick response codes makes it possible for a quick scan to send a desktop site to a phone. Typing a URL into a mobile device is an inconvenient task. After…

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Could QR Save You Money on Your Home Telecom Packages?

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Over the years, new methods have been innovated to make access to information easier. Quick response, more popularly known as QR, is an easy way of verifying information on your smartphone or uploading the same. It involves the use of black bars that are coded to contain specific information. The code is scanned by your phone, which then decodes the data and helps you access all that you need concerning the encrypted message. Uses of Quick Response Codes You might have come across a Quick Response code either on a…

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QR code spam threat rises as most device users remain fully unaware

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New research shows that 74 percent of internet users have no idea of the risks from quick response codes. Seventy four percent of internet users have absolutely no idea that QR code spam exists, according to a G.M.X. commissioned survey. This lack of awareness has occurred despite the fact that the problem is becoming worse. Security experts from G.M.X., a European email provider, has detected a stark rise in the amount of QR code spam. The survey was commissioned in order to better understand whether or not device users understand…

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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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