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Offline Libertas

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-18/creepy-canadian-app-gives-citizens-points-making-government-approved-choices

Get your statist app now, don't wait to be told!

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Carrot Rewards is free to download, and users receive 200 points just by downloading the app and answering a few questions (the answers don’t have to be correct). Sending an invitation code to friends will also gain users points, as the government is happy to track the daily activity of as many citizens as possible — which, by the way, the app can do even when it is not “active.” In order to use the app, users are giving Carrot Insights and the federal government permission to “access and collect information from your mobile device, including but not limited to, geo-location data, accelerometer/gyroscope data, your mobile device’s camera, microphone, contacts, calendar and Bluetooth connectivity in order to operate additional functionalities of the Services.”

Creepy doesn't begin to describe that.

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The Canadian government is asking citizens to track their activity and modify their behavior by dangling a carrot on a stick, and it’s working. While still voluntary, the Carrot app is eerily similar to social credit systems in China, which not only offer rewards for compliance but also punishments for “trust-breakers,” who may face “penalties on subsidies, career progression, asset ownership and the ability to receive honorary titles from the Chinese government.” Though current applications of the social credit systems are unconnected, there has been a push in the country to combine them into one government-run program.

Your house will be taken as punishment. That's a pleasant thought. I wonder how many Canucks are armed?
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I envision little red dots dancing on a screen in dark rooms staffed by loyal stormtroopers...

Yeah, poop to that!
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