Google will swap you a box of crisps for your web privacyFebruary 10, 2012
Source: The register
Google has revealed exactly how little cash it thinks a user who is willing to “sell” their data to the search giant is actually worth.
The answer? $25 for one year of letting the Chocolate Factory happily slurp your data. And that figure isn’t even in the form of cold, hard cash. Nope. Amazon gift vouchers are on offer to those exposing their online selves to Google (2011 revenue: $38 billion).
Here’s how Google pitched the project to anyone interested in signing up:
Google is building a new panel to learn more about 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.
And apparently plenty of people have been queuing up to partake.