Any shops in China (I believe 99% of them): in wechat, you have "wallet" that generates QR code. Go to any shop, at the counter, show the QR code generated, they have the machine (or wechat app) to scan it. done. Crazy efficient. Most of the people there don't bring wallets anymore.
Most of the restaurants in Shenzhen now has a QR code. You scan it, order what you want, and the food come. Don't need any interaction with the waiter, what I felt a bit inconvenient since I like to ask what's good there.
Starbucks: When I've left home, ordered via the Starbucks "mini-app" inside wechat, when I arrived in starbucks 5 minutes later, it was ready on the counter.
Metro and Bus: get the metro/bus "mini-app" in wechat. you get . In their receipt it is mentioned "blockchain" technology. I'm not too sure if they use it, wondering if they really do use a blockchain behind to generate receipts.
Sending money to ANYONE: never been that easy to send money to anyone. Even if you , show the QR code, and they'll . No more " I don't have cash on me " excuse. There is also no hard limit on how much you can send. I remembered paying all my rent via wechat when I lived there, about 3000 usd every 3 months.
I'd go all in on Apple Pay if not for the fact that the grocery store I go to has a loyalty card program and I can't use that with Apple Pay. Luckily the loyalty card is tied to my bank card, so I can get the loyalty card benefits and pay with the same tap.
Some shops do more, an increasing large number allow a larger limit. However some large shops (Tesco) only allow large limits on their own payment apps, rather than Apple/android pay, forcing you to use your card and pin!
Regular contactless limits are 30, otherwise the limit is much higher.
My highest was ~£1200 at an apple store, and I had paid a 500 deposit on a car, but it refused the 8K balance. So there is a limit somewhere between your 2K and my 8K attempts on apple pay ;)
It charges you 0.1% for withdrawal once you used up the initial 20K RMB quota, and the real profit driver is its own credit part, if the customer paid using credit from Alipay, which the company agressively promotes to users and urges to be set as default, the fees for businesses then adds another whopping 4%. Would they raise fees even higher? I think they want to. The duopoly raised fees in lockstep before.
It isn't that much different from other card organisations, except theoretically it encourages users to put cash on their platform's various funds and pay with credit it offers so it doesn't need to pay a clearance fee for every transaction. It takes away the protection for customers by credit cards, offers guarantee of receiving money without disputes to businesses.
So it really comes down to the time saving from processing cash vs the cost, since paying with bank cards or gift cards are uncommon in China, and usually you need to type your PIN as it's required by banks even for credit cards to avoid their fraud responsibilities. And the public inertia of not wanting to bring cash they are trying to build.
NL is a bit of a special cookie here, companies in NL don't like paying 1% transaction fees, so most companies only accept MAESTRO. Because Maestro has lower tx fees.
Every time I visit I can't pay for anything with my VISA or Mastercard. It's rather frustrating.
This was really strange to me, being used to pay with debit card almost everything in Portugal.
Contactless payments can be found where is a card terminal, but not everywhere.
NYC has contactless bus payments now.
(There's probably a dozen tracking SDKs, but we're working on getting those to be properly opt-in, and they aren't fed almost directly to the gov't.)
Now that Apple Pay is available for online checkouts it has mostly the same convenience as WeChat. Hopefully Android Pay or whatever will catch up soon, as Apple Pay is only usable in Safari from what I know.
China should have gone wireless cards, like most sensible countries.
This is the official client running in Wine.
You statement doesn't sound ridiculous, just uninformed and lacking awareness of how people communicate in China.
No different with Messenger in the US. Fools.
12/15 hour time difference also make it difficult to find a good time to make phone calls
I hope this can work with your HiDPI screen! :)
This is a textbook example of something you should never ever do...
It gives some entity (usually a bunch or entities) you may not entirely trust an effortless way to own your system. You would need to download the script and carefully examine it to determine that it only does things you approve of. The fact that others might of downloaded from the same place makes no difference, every downloaded script could be different. Every script/binary the original script downloads could be different and malicious.
Which is fine, because almost nobody is going to thoroughly inspect the code anyways. The bash script looks pretty trivial, but it's running a privileged docker container, which means it has full root access. Are you really going to inspect every nook and cranny of the docker container for exploits?
Also, the screenshot in the project page shows people's conversation and name (probably the author's), but it would again be nice if we could blur the content so that people's privacy got respected (yes, you could argue that since you are already running WeChat, you don't care about privacy).
I'm away for several months (because of the coronavirus), and I struggle with receiving text message when I need to make some payments via wechat. It will be useful for bank transfer too
Can we get rid of the `--ipc=host` by adding a `/dev/shm` mounting?
I expect Tencents government data sharing to be higher, but I also don't expect Facebook's to be zero - I would also say I trust less Facebook's handling of my data and it's exposure to third parties (see ref: Cambridge Analytica) and let's not forget their experiments in changing people's moods by manipulating what they saw on their timeline.
Not saying Tencent are free from sin, but it seems to be the breaches of trust that Facebook has performed are more wide reaching...
- --privileged basically gives it the same capabilities as root
- Forwarding the X socket means that it has full access to your desktop, including keylogging and so on
- IPC isolation is disabled, so it has full access to any shared memory exposed on the host (again, with root privileges)