Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Google Will Pay You Up To $25 To Track Your Chrome Browsing Habits

Google has launched a new project aimed at trying to make its services better, and it is willing to pay users for their help.

A new project called Screenwise offers selected "panelists" up to $25 in gift cards simply for adding a browser extension that will share with Google the sites you visit and how you use them.

To take part you have to be 13 or older, have a Google Account (or sign up for one), and be ready to use the Google Chrome browser . If selected, Google requires you install a Chrome browser extension that allows it to monitor/track which sites you are visiting. The actual information collected is not detailed but they will likely be tracking almost everything you do. This might even include mouse movement and where you hover and click on each page as well as what areas of a page you are focused on at any given moment.

For now it looks like registration has been put on hold, but it is suggested that anyone interested keep an eye on the Screenwise Website as more details will be posted soon.

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