Google’s Screenwise project will give you money if you give up your privacy

 

Google’s new program ‘Screenwise’ aims to monitor you for a year. The panel will pay you to track your every click and move online. If giving up your privacy is not an issue for you, it would be great to get paid, right?

This new opt-in web monitoring services is helping Google to get more detailed information on its users. It will even show more insight on how users spend their time on the internet. The aim of Google is to understand their customers in order to improve Google products and services. As Google Said:

“Like many other web and media companies, we do panel research to help better serve our users by learning more about people’s media use, on the web and elsewhere. This panel is one such small project that started near the beginning of the year. Of course, this is completely optional to join. People can choose to participate if it’s of interest (or if the gift appeals) and everyone who does participate has complete transparency and control over what Internet use is being included in the panel. People can stay on the panel as long as they’d like, or leave at any time”

What’s in it for you? Google Screenwise panel will give you gift cards. Once you signed in, you will receive a gift card of $5 to Amazon every three months and the max total payment will be $25.Before you getting paid, you need to download the Google Screenwise browser extension. However, you must be at least aged 13 and have a Google account or sign up for a Google account.

Google is also looking for people who want to install a black box hardware named The Screenwise Data Collector as aim to do more extensive monitoring. This means that users will get more paid like $100 to sign up and an additional $20 for every month for up to a years’ time.

It’s totally voluntary. So are you ready to give up your privacy in order to get paid?  

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