Google has made a lot of changes in privacy policies in the last few weeks and all of them are being criticized by most of its users. Some claim that Google is turning to the dark side of business and ruining its “Don’t be evil” motto.
Will you sell Privacy for $25 Amazon Gift Card?
Google has announced a new policy change named Screenwise and users will have a choice this time. We can opt in this project and receive up to $25 in Amazon gift card but this is not an one-time payment. The first $5 gift card code will be sent instantly and we will receive next 4 gift cards every 3 months. It is noted that Amazon is not the sponsor of this project, Google chose Amazon just because it will be easy to send the gift card code online.
There are some requirements for users to qualify for this project, users must be at least 13 years old, have a Google account and use Google Chrome for web browsing. Besides, they also need to sign up here and download the Google Screenwise browser extension, this will go along with the agreement that you accept Google to collect websites you visit and how you use them.
You must be wondering why Google need to pay for the project while they can keep track of your browsing habits and history from Google Chrome users. The answer is that they want more than that, the project will increase the web browser market share of Google Chrome and moreover, the Screenwise extension absolutely will collect a massive amount of user data that will serve their advertising systems better. Undoubtedly, Google is trying to wriggle into every aspect of our lives and the data collection is inevitable.
What do you think about the $25 Google gives users in exchange for their online privacy? Will you opt in the Screenwise project to get the money?