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Grant Potter

as of June 11th 2018 a billing account (credit/debit card) and API key is mandatory requirements for using GoogleMaps https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/user-guide/

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https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/02/chinas-dangerous-dream-of-urban-control/553097/ "It’s just a matter of making explicit the determinations that already go into credit scores—of binding together the data brokerages that even now siphon up public records, social-media profiles, web searches, and similar digital traces of life here in the West, and making our rights and privileges as city dwellers and citizens contingent on what they infer from our behavior."

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"It is a method of social control dressed up in some points-reward system. It's gamified obedience." https://www.wired.co.uk/article/chinese-government-social-credit-score-privacy-invasion

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“The credit system is seen as a broad government tool to achieve a range of normative goals.” http://files.networkeffects.ca/China%20penalises%206.7m%20debtors%20with%20travel%20ban.pdf

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As always - great piece from @audreywatters 'The Score' on http://audreywatters.com/2016/09/04/credit-score

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http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2015/05/video-stiglitz-on-inequality-wealth-and-growth-why-capitalism-is-failing.html "we've privatized a key national asset .. this control over the credit creation process is a major source of inequality in our society."