How can we protect ourselves when dealing with QR codes?

Generally speaking, I wouldn’t use a QR code if I had another option. So, you know if there’s a normal menu I would probably do that. Sometimes you’re not given the option, so for the average consumer there’s not much more you can do at that point except just try to be aware of whatever permissions you’ve given the apps or websites that they are accessing. I think this needs to be addressed and there needs to be better ways to disclose to consumers what’s happening and give them better control. If we’re not given a choice, there’s not much you can do. I wish we had better options. Sometimes it’s just a sad trombone on repeat.


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