China seeks to use coronavirus tracking QR codes with national tech giants’ assistance

Coronavirus tracking QR codes - quick response codes - mobile phone

The Chinese government has reached out to Alibaba and Tencent to broaden its tracker systems. China’s government has reached out to tech giants in the country for help using coronavirus tracking QR codes. The purpose is to expand the existing color-based systems to track cases of COVID-19 nationwide. The government is working to partner up with Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. In the effort. Last week, Alibaba’s Alipay released a collaborative quick response code feature with the government. Last Wednesday, Alibaba’s financial division Ant Financial launched a…

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QR code pet tags may help lost pets find their way home again

QR code pet tag - dog with collar looking out window

Easily scannable quick response codes could help owners to make sure their pets come home. QR code pet tags aren’t something completely new. A number of brands have been dabbling with the technology over the last several years. Now, as people start to recognize the barcodes and their phone camera apps have built-in scanners, the option holds considerably more promise. The idea is quite simple, requiring a customized quick response code to be printed onto the animal’s ID. If an animal – a cat or a dog for instance –…

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VerifyMe receives invisible QR code system patent in United States

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The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has granted the patent for its verification tech solution. Digital technology solutions provider, VerifyMe Inc, has received a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for the firm’s invisible QR code system. The company specializes in authentication, counterfeit prevention, serialization and tracking features. “This milestone is an important achievement for our Company, especially as the U.S. government and industries become more and more vigilant against counterfeit goods,” explained Patrick White, the VerifyMe C.E.O. upon the receipt of the patent for its invisible QR…

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QR code fraud warning issued by Belgian federal police

QR Code Fraud Warning - Cyber security

Consumers across the country are being warned about online scams using quick response codes. Federal police in Belgium have issued a new QR code fraud warning. It cautions smartphone and mobile device users about scams using quick response codes. Quick response codes have become central to certain types of scams allowing scammers to steal money. The QR code fraud warning was issued to everyone. That said, it was primarily meant to target anyone buying products or services online. For instance, those shopping in second-hand markets online were considered to be…

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China UnionPay and Tencent to use integrated QR codes for mobile payment ease

Integrated QR Codes - Quick response code on mobile phone

The goal of this move is to streamline the transaction experience for consumers and merchants. China UnionPay and Tencent have announced that they will be using integrated QR codes for a smoother checkout experience while using mobile payments. This move could greatly benefit UnionPay in catching up with the market leaders. Bringing together the quick response codes may help UnionPay to take a firmer place into the market in the country. UnionPay is a network top lenders created together. That said, it has not been able to gain nearly as…

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