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This app tells you when you’re near someone in debt

by Futures Centre, Feb 8
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In the Northern province of Heibei, China, there is a new app which alerts users when someone in debt comes within 500 metres.  One translation of the app’s name to english reads “map of deadbeat debtors”, but as with any translation, interpretation varies.  The map can be accessed through WeChat and is meant, among other things, to enable users to identify which debtors might be able to pay their debts.

 

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