QR codes linked to profiles are some of Facebook’s newest features

Scan QR Codes for our Facebook page

The mobile app for the social network has now been updated with a number of new options including quick response codes. Facebook has just started to roll out a number of new features on its mobile app, which includes everything from personal QR codes that direct people to an individual’s profile, to the much discussed Nearby Feature option that alerts an individual when his or her friends are located close to where they are. While it looks as though the actual Nearby Friends option may be rolling out gradually, the…

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QR codes leaking personal information in China

Indentity Theft

Since the emergence of QR codes into the international limelight, there have been issues regarding security. It is becoming more apparent that the codes can be used to exploit the curiosity of those who may not be familiar with them. The scanning of codes linked to malicious content, such as viruses, can put a mobile user’s private information at risk. However, the codes posing risks to privacy are not always so clear to identify. China has recently enjoyed the successful launch of their new bullet trains. The trains are fast…

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