Chinese app gives discounts and bonuses for the denunciation of neighbors
Security issues are, without doubt, very important, and many of the crimes could have been prevented if you know about the evil intent in advance. However, the system of denunciations following the modern society follows fashion trends. For example, as reported edition of The Wall Street Journal, Chinese Safe Zhejiang application (Secure Zhejiang) offers users engaged in whistleblowing, in exchange for remuneration.
Now Safe Zhejiang application makes it possible to get a discount at the coffee shop, subscribe to strimingovye services or travel voucher for a taxi because you report a violation of traffic rules, quarreling neighbors or illegal publications in social networks. For downloading the application, users will receive 20 points for inviting new users - 10 points, for daily use - 5 points, and for every complaint - 2 points.
In this case, all the denunciations are not anonymous and are publicly available. Each user is required to give your name, surname and geolocation. At the moment, the service uses about 5 million people, and it's worth noting that this is not the only application of this kind. Similar services are common in other areas of the country. For example, in Jiangsu for denunciations rewarded gadgets in Xiamen - access to the mobile Internet, and in Beijing and all paid for. And, interestingly, not all can choose to register them in the system or not. Many residents of China have to participate in this adventure against their will. For example, in some schools, kindergartens and parents undertake to establish yourself application, and does the installation process is 100% mandatory among officials. In this case, sometimes the complaints are removed, and in some cases for them punish those who placed them, especially if users convey authority or point it at its same mistakes.