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Offline Jason

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Privacy concerns with QR-Codes
« on: September 27, 2021, 03:03:49 am »
Interesting CBC article about how restaurants using QR codes to provide menus. It's not the codes, it's that the codes send you to websites that might track your information and other sites you visit, etc. We've always had this issue with websites but what's different about this is that you might not realize where the code is sending you. There have already been phishers trying to get personal information through QR codes.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/costofliving/there-just-aren-t-enough-houses-for-canadians-to-buy-plus-digital-menus-and-getting-into-sports-betting-1.6173009/scan-qr-code-menus-with-a-side-of-caution-say-privacy-experts-1.6188515
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Re: Privacy concerns with QR-Codes
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 08:18:00 am »
I'm a luddite. I read the physical menu.
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Re: Privacy concerns with QR-Codes
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 03:34:00 pm »
Unless I had my tablet with me, I probably would, too. Not sure if anyone locally is using them for menus anyway. But I don't really go to the nice restaurants. That's for rich people on those gold-plated pension plans like Buster. :)
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Re: Privacy concerns with QR-Codes
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2021, 07:02:47 pm »
We have been to only one restaurant patio since the beginning of covid, and have ordered in zero meals. The restaurant was half way between my son's residence and ours.
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Re: Privacy concerns with QR-Codes
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2021, 10:34:44 am »
Yeah, yeah, sure, Mr. Richie McRich. Mrs. Tao told me all about your weekend "get-togethers" where you had escargot, caviar and 30-year old wine. Don't try and hide it. :) I also noted that you qualified your "only one" visit to a restaurant with the word "patio". Such a crafty fellow. I'm wise to your ways, Buster!
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Re: Privacy concerns with QR-Codes
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2021, 09:59:54 am »
When I said we had not gone to a restaurant, that was Marilyn and myself Mr Poverty McPoverty. And Ms Tao did not invite me to a restaurant either. She had recently purchased a very upscale hotel/restaurant complex, and invited me for a tour.  As part of the tour, the two of us were served by her chef in a very private dining area. And since the drive had been long, I slept in great comfort in a luxurious suite, waking up to breakfast in my room, enjoying the view.
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