Creepy Canadian App Gives Citizens Points for Making Government-Approved Choices.

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.”

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HMMM, seems like the hoseheads to the north are trying to really push 1984 into high gear. Who the hell downloads an app without reading the permissions? It took me a while to find something as simple as a flashlight app that didn’t want to access a bunch of stuff it shouldn’t need to operate.


Privacy Flashlight. They actually believe that a flashlight doesn’t need to know a bunch of private information about it’s user.


I am willing to be the majority of the people that are ok with this, have a problem with Christians in particular and religious people in general. That is to say it is ironic that they would be ok with government surveillance and rewards for good behavior of this magnitude, yet would scoff and laugh at Christians/religious people about having a sky deity and doing/not doing things in hopes for a reward. This type of thing just tells me that people are hard wired generally to have a higher power of some kind. The problem I have with this is that human led governments are led by humans and too much control in the hands of human is not a good idea as we have seen in history… time and time and time and time again.

Not so silent

Maybe a wall at both least as long as “skanky” Trudeau is in charge..

Joe Redfield

I guess taxes are just a sort of ‘stick rewards’ app.


Pavlov would be proud.