Google Will Trade You Money for Your Privacy

Everyone complains about their privacy being sold to online companies, if you’re one of the few people that complain about not getting any money in return, Google is about to give you a chance to get your share. How much would you like to get paid for Google to spy on your browsing habits? Would you do it for $5? That’s how much Google thinks your browsing history is worth. Just fill out a form, and Google will send you a $5 Amazon gift card in exchage for letting them spy on your browsing habits.

Screenwise, the name of the research, goes something like this: install an extension in Chrome and start using the internet. That extension will send info back to Google as they figure out “how everyday people use the internet.”

The new project is called Screenwise. As a panelist, you’ll add a browser extension that will share with Google the sites you visit and how you use them. What we learn from you, and others like you, will help us improve Google products and services and make a better online experience for everyone.

For every three months you participate in Screenwise, you’ll get another $5 gift card, but only til you’ve sucked about $25 from them. I’m not sure how this is going to be used, but would you give out your privacy for that much? via SearchEngineLand