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Qr Codes Do They Divulge Any Personal Information?

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Posted 12/29/2022   6:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rod222 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

If one posts a cover with a QR code, is that private?
Years from now will that indicia prove date of cover?
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Posted 12/29/2022   6:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is very likely they will be linked to the recipient's address; if not now, then in the future.

If scanned - and that should not always be the case yet - the code is deleted from a list of active numbers.

No doubt the technique will allow to have a list of 'used' numbers with dates used and addresses. And I do not doubt for a moment some countries will use them that way.

There is a good chance other countries concerned with privacy truly delete codes.

Time will tell whether you can access information, if it is stored at all.
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Edited by NSK - 12/29/2022 6:22 pm
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Posted 12/29/2022   9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for addressing my query.
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Posted 12/29/2022   11:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gibby01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Regarding the privacy issue, does the wrapping of any piece of mail have any expectation of privacy? It is openly addressed and handed to a third party for servicing. Once received at the end point an envelope or package can be easily shared by the receiver with the sender having no expectation of the privacy of his return address. Maybe a lawyer can chime in if a company or govt agency allowed a senders information to be shared, for instance, what if an envelope was tossed in the garbage and picked out of a dumpster? Either way your address information is not private and can be gotten out of the phone book for instance.
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Posted 12/29/2022   11:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Right or wrong, once you put your information out there, you probably no longer have an expectation of privacy (in the U.S....some countries will have better protections).

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Posted 12/30/2022   04:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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your address information is not private and can be gotten out of the phone book for instance.


In Europe, privacy laws are quite strict. We have laws that require companies to delete personal information. Big tech keeps being fined because it gathers information at will.


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return address


Here, hardly anyone writes a return address on an item of mail. I stopped doing it a few years ago.
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Posted 12/30/2022   08:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roniku to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
well, I believe with all satellites and internet, big brother is watching all of us


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Posted 12/30/2022   3:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The book '1984' was written decades earlier and is, I believe, the source of the term Big Brother. I'd say the author got the timeline close to accurate. Now that we are nearly 40 years later, we can all only imagine what the current state of tracking is.

I contend that this 'industry' is so refined, that they (literally) know us better than we know ourselves.

FWIW, I have a PO Box which I use as my return address. In that return address, I tend to use only my last name - a fairly common name. I doubt I am fooling a true expert in 'people tracking' but I assume I am fooling the average scammer. My only hope with the experts is that the work that they need to do to solve my 'riddle' isn't worth their time. I don't know for sure, but to be safe, I assume the QR codes on mail has a bunch of info associated with them. But then, I am quite a paranoid person.
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Posted 12/30/2022   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are bad actors now using phony QR codes that when scanned steal all of the personal info on your device or devices. You think you are scanning a Domino's Pizza or other QR code but are really opening the door to your info.
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Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.

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And the process is continuing...
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"Plus a change, plus c'est la mme chose "

the more things change, the more they stay the same

Attributed to French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1849.
A true visionary
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Posted 12/30/2022   7:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just a clarification of my original request,
I was just interested if the QR Code divulged Private information
of both parties, price and goods etc.

(I have never owned an iphone, so this was new to me)

I have no issue with people having info on me, I have nothing to hide
but there is a real difference, in posting an avenue to a worldwide audience
to encourage the scoundrels and scammers via QR codes

The very reason SCF does not encourage posting private details in threads.

Ergo, I will not post any covers with Parcel Post indicia that has QR codes.
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Posted 02/08/2023   06:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Viking123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@rod222

I use QR-Codes, for plate flaws, you can also use the QR-code in Exhibitions to show your collecting pages, the benefit is the spectator can see it on their Phone and Zoome in to view interesting object at the exhibition page.

QR-Codes can hold all the information you want, I use a free version of the QR-code to store interesting plate flaws ad stamps that I want to show other collectors.

The QR-code is just to show what you can do with it. It is 20 re Red 75 years celebrating the first Dansih stamp issue 1926, this is Position 100 or AFA 155x with a line under RE. The image of the stamp is High reolutuin, but the stamp QR is small.

AFA 155X 20 Oere (re) Red
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Posted 02/08/2023   06:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Viking, interesting indeed, alas! of no use to me

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(I have never owned an iphone, so this was new to me)
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Posted 02/08/2023   07:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Viking123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Rod222

I never owned an Iphone either, I use an android. It was only to show the alternate use of the QR-Code and hopefully make it interesting for young people to collect stamps.

I made a word-document and if I find interesting stampsI take a picture or scan the stamp and attach the QR code to the document, write under the QR-code what stamp it is and what album I can find it in, unfortunally I did not do it with the one in the QR-Code.

I often receive letters with QR-Code, I think it is one way the sender could see if you have receivede the letter. Next time I receive a letter with a QR-Code I try to Scan it and see what the QR-code store of information.

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