Toy Linked to Porn? -- Mistake in printing?
QR codes are great, little black dots in unique pattern and your Android phone scans it and quickly more information appears from the Web, but in this case parents were shocked by what Pokemon was!
Recently, a TV station in the states has ran a story about a Sherwood family that got a real surprize by scanning some of those special Pokemon cards that are now issued with printed QR codes using their phone, instead of getting more information about Pokemon to shared with their kids they got a new pornographic website.
As of posting this article there is still no official comment from the people in charge of 'Pokemon' and if these cards have been recalled from the store shelves or if the error been somehow corrected by electronic means.Ben Lapp used his smart phone to scan the code, which was promoting the Pokemon Online Challenge, but the responding web search wasn't what he expected.
"When the site came up, I didn't know what to do. Suddenly, you can't hit the back button fast enough," Lapp said.
Lapp's 7- and 9-year-old children didn't see anything, but he and his wife remain concerned. They fear other families may not be so lucky.
The Lapps later noticed the fine print on the card that directed them to the Pokemon website, and the code given on that site did work as expected.
Jeff Lorton, an expert on quick response codes, says companies need to be careful about the codes they use and the instructions given to users. He says there's still a learning curve with the technology.
"Things are moving so fast, there are bound to be some mistakes made by people," he said.
NEWS SOURCE: Toy Linked to Porn (via) KTPV
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