Exclusive: How West Java uses QR codes to fight Coronavirus (GovInsider Asia)

GovInsider Asia: Exclusive: How West Java uses QR codes to fight Coronavirus. “Indonesia now has the highest Covid-19 death toll in ASEAN, less than a month after it reported its first confirmed case. Hospitals risk being overwhelmed by the surge of confirmed cases, as well as panicked citizens rushing to get tested. West Java, one of the worst-hit areas in Indonesia, has registered 60 cases and 10 deaths as of 24 March. The province’s digital team, Jabar Digital Service, this week launched a service to help manage the strain on healthcare facilities.”

Hackaday: Generate 3d Printable QR Codes With This Web Tool

Hackaday: Generate 3d Printable QR Codes With This Web Tool. “Since most people are carrying a camera-equipped computer in their pockets these days, QR codes can be a great way to easily share short snippets of information. You can put one on your business card so people can quickly access your contact information, or on your living room wall with your network’s SSID and encryption key. The design of QR codes also make them well suited to 3D printing, and thanks to a new web-based tool, you can generate your own custom STL in seconds.”

The Register: LibreOffice 6.4 nearly done as open-source office software project prepares for 10th anniversary

The Register: LibreOffice 6.4 nearly done as open-source office software project prepares for 10th anniversary. “What’s new in version 6.4? There are numerous fresh features; most are small, but they do include the ability to insert QR codes into any document. The Generate QR Code feature lets you enter a hyperlink (or any text) and generate a QR code with four options for complexity. A low complexity is better for long URLs while high has better error correction if there are errors in reading.”

Neowin: Google lets you share webpages via QR Code in latest Chrome Canary builds

Neowin: Google lets you share webpages via QR Code in latest Chrome Canary builds. “Sharing webpages between Chrome on different devices became a breeze after Google rolled out an update to the browser in August of this year. That cross-device productivity feature lets users send a webpage from a Windows 10 PC to a mobile device with a single click, provided you’ve signed in to your Google account. Now, Google appears to have created a new way of quickly sharing a webpage with others, this time via a QR Code.”

TechCrunch: LinkedIn adds Microsoft-powered translations and QR codes to connect more of its users faster

TechCrunch: LinkedIn adds Microsoft-powered translations and QR codes to connect more of its users faster. “LinkedIn — the social network with more than 560 million members who connect around work-related topics and job-seeking — continues to add more features, integrating technology from its new owner Microsoft, both to improve engagement on LinkedIn as well as to create deeper data ties between the two businesses.”

TechCrunch: First look at Instagram Nametags, its clone of Snapchat QR codes

TechCrunch:
First look at Instagram Nametags, its clone of Snapchat QR codes
. “Instagram is preparing to launch a feature called Nametags that lets you create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera to follow you. TechCrunch broke the news of Nametags code in Instagram’s Android APK last month. But now thanks to reader Genady Okrain we have screenshots and more details of the Instagram Nametags feature.”

Naked Security: Crooks infiltrate Google Play with malware in QR reading utilities

Naked Security: Crooks infiltrate Google Play with malware in QR reading utilities. “SophosLabs just alerted us to a malware family that had infiltrated Google Play by presenting itself as a bunch of handy utilities. Sophos detects this malware as Andr/HiddnAd-AJ, and the name gives you an inkling of what the rogue apps do: blast you with ads, but only after lying low for a while to lull you into a false sense of security.”