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Submitted by technologymob 1298d ago | news

Google will pay you to give up your online privacy

Technology Mob: "With Google eager to learn all it can about its users it has launched a new scheme named Screenwise. Users are rewarded every 3 months with a $5 Amazon gift card (up to a maximum of $25)." (Google, Web)

C_Menz  +   1298d ago
Wow...

I think that some people will actually do this, although it does seem like such a small amount for the potential 'worth' of your information that they can sell. Websites already collect your information in a way, but I never heard of one reaching out openenly to collect it.
Sillyace92  +   1298d ago
I don't see it as a big deal, if you're giving consent for them to do it then I think it's fine, but on the other hand if they do it without your permission than it's a problem. I think I'm gonna do it, I've got nothing to hide, free money.
C_Menz  +   1297d ago
For me it isn't worth the potential downside for that kind of money.
Sillyace92  +   1297d ago
Yeah I understand where you're saying, but for me it's not a big deal, and as far as I can tell this will only be installed onto the browser which you choose, so I guess I could just go to firefox if I wanted to do anything I didn't want them to see, and I say again, I have nothing to hide.
BeastOrange  +   1298d ago
My information is worth more than 25 bucks over 9 months.
jdklaffke  +   1297d ago
wouldn't it be 15 months?
Blasphemy  +   1297d ago
Your getting paid by them to do what they already do anyway nice.
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Nelly_Nel_713  +   1297d ago
where do i sign up? lol...
ThatHappyGamer  +   1297d ago
what if I sign up and watch only porn 24*7
C_Menz  +   1297d ago
Then potentially if you go to apply for a job in the future or looked into for some reason they would see that you sit at home and watch porn all day... Not exactly the best thing, especially if you have fetishes!
Sillyace92  +   1297d ago
Unless he's applying for something in the porn industry, c'mon C_Menz!
C_Menz  +   1297d ago
Haha well you got me there, even though this is my name shortened ;), if that's the case for him then it would probably help! Otherwise you would be out of a job.
dilawer  +   1297d ago
I'd rather keep participating in TechSpy contests :D
FaSCoRP  +   1297d ago
Microsoft does this rewarding with MS points to spend on xbox live if you install the bing bar, so basically is not a new idea
fatstarr  +   1297d ago
ppl prolly want to get pimped/ lol can I sign up for this with multiple computers? lol I see alot of money being made.

gonna use my friends pc for this Lol.
2pacalypsenow  +   1297d ago
IM doing it
laurenwebb  +   1295d ago
In Nov two shopping malls were halted in plans to track shopper activities through their cell phones. It is only the most recent example of big business doing high-tech snooping in order to get useful marketing demographics. Now Google has decided to put an open face on the endeavor and ask customers to surrender their privacy voluntarily. And it will even pay those customers, but not a whole lot. Article resource: [url= http://www.appisaurus.com/2... Screenwise pays to spy on you[/url]
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