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I want to play and enjoy the game I paid for, but don't want any spam, or to be "tracked".

Does anyone have any insight on this?

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Fez's QR codes are all text-type.

All text is embedded within the symbol, so it can be accessed offline.

See? It's just text. And even offline scanners can read it

QR code readers reading URL-type codes will bring you to websites when viewed from an Internet-connected smartphone (which can then track you), but Fez doesn't use those QR code types.

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To the extent "type-type" QR codes exist, QR codes encoding URLs are "text-type" QR codes. The text they contain happens to be URLs. No QR code can push anything; only poorly implemented QR code scanners can do that. –  user2640 Jun 4 '12 at 16:50
    
Just because it's not an URL doesn't mean Fez can't communicate that code to a server and track you that way. –  kotekzot Feb 13 '13 at 20:24
    
@kotekzot: This was a while ago, but I believe I tested them offline –  Sean Feb 14 '13 at 0:32
    
Doesn't have to be transmitted immediately. Store the time and code, send when a connection is available. –  kotekzot Feb 14 '13 at 9:38
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@kotekzot: What you're saying doesn't make any sense. You scan the code on e.g. your phone (or a generic QR decoding website, or by hand with pencil and paper), which is not running Fez. Fez has no idea you scanned the code. If Fez wanted to report to a server, it could just do that without showing you a QR code. –  user2640 Feb 15 '13 at 18:05

QR codes are just like a barcode. They can't, by themselves, communicate over the Internet or track you in any way.

Most of the QR codes in Fez don't contain URLs, so if you are scanning them on a device that automatically opens a scanned QR code as a link, it won't work anyway.

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