Trump ads removed from Facebook “for violating our policy against organized hate.”

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The social media giant announced its action against the advertising that breached its hate policies. Last Thursday, Facebook announced that it had removed Trump ads as a part of the president’s re-election campaign because they had breached the company’s hate-related policies. The advertisements were an attack on what the campaign called “Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups”. Those Trump ads also displayed an upside-down triangle. A statement released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the triangle in the advertisement’s image “is practically identical to that used by the Nazi regime to classify…

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AirVote deploys QR code feedback tools for instant customer responses

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The quick response codes allow businesses to respond immediately to comments before they go online. AirVote has created a QR code feedback solution to help small businesses to be able to respond to customer feedback immediately. An immediate response to customer comments is more important than ever as they are often posted online. Using the QR code feedback tool, companies are able to spot issues right away and solve them before negative messages can spread to other customers. Since small businesses have limited resources, features as straightforward as a barcode…

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QR code posters in New Zealand cause scanning challenges

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The government’s NZ COVID Tracer app has led to a number of struggles and complaints. Since the New Zealand government launched its NZ COVID Tracer app, people have complained of struggles in scanning the QR code posters. Reports have found that there are many quick response codes that cannot be scanned by the app. At the same time, it appears that the NZ COVID Tracer application also contains a number of software bugs that affect the way it functions. The app was first launched on Wednesday. It provides a type…

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PayPal contactless QR code payments feature allows in-person touchless transactions

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A new in-app feature makes it possible for quick response barcodes to facilitate purchases. PayPal is rolling out contactless QR code payments that use barcode scans to complete transactions for easy buying and selling. This will allow transactions to be completed in person but without making physical contact. The contactless QR code payments will be rolling out in the official PayPal app for safe and secure in-person transactions. It is rolling out in 28 markets around the world. Moreover, for a limited time, PayPal is waiving the transaction fees typically…

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An artificial intelligence system cannot invent something, says US Patent Office ruling

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Patents are granted only to “natural persons” and will not be issued to AI-made creations. The US Patent Office has published a new ruling saying that its patents will not be granted to inventions from an artificial intelligence system. The ruling means that the power of AI will be limited and fears of “Westworld” may be assuaged. The US Patent Office published the ruling as it denied two patents filed on behalf of an artificial intelligence system called DABUS. The office stated that it will grant patents only to “natural…

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