Skip to comments.Google offering to pay web users to track their every move
Posted on 02/13/2012 4:45:03 PM PST by DemforBush
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I believe I’ll have to pass on this.
We’re from Google, and we’d like to pay you to spy on you! Don’t worry, though, our company motto is “Don’t be evil”, so you can trust us.
Big Brother loves you. To prove it, here’s some financial renumeration.
No need for Stalinist terror! Just cut everyone a check.
If you download the browser plug in, you earn a $5 Amazon giftcard for every three months you use the service.
If you agree to have hardware attached that will monitor every computer in your household, the article says $20/month with a $100 sign-on bonus.
Bunch of cheapskates, too.
Just change your IP address and get the money. Everyone here has multiple dummy e-mail addresses. Use them to register under new names and go with the program...if you have the time.
On another note, news is that Google told the MPAA/RIAA to F*** off when they asked for Hotfile users info as reported on Torrentfreak.
NO WAY! Google can Buzz Off!!!
How much are they paying? I’ll sign up. It’s no more than a voluntary transaction.
Besides, I think they are stupid if they don’t weed out applicants. Otherwise they’ll spend thousands if not millions to find out that tracking web users just ends up at a porn site. lol
Looks like they are oversubscribed and aren’t taking any more test subjects. From Screenwise:
——Update 2/12: Wow! Over 8,000 +1s and many more applications! We appreciate and are overwhelmed by your interest. Unfortunately, we have more applications than expected and only a limited number of people will be selected for the research panel..
Take the money and run, dude!
They already spy on you. When you search for something using Google, didn’t you ever notice that the advertising on the right side of their Chrome browswer begins to feature ads for the item you searched for? I never paid much attention but then I had to use a smaller screen and was looking for ways to end the ads. So I found an ‘option’ on Chrome for ‘opting out.”
You can opt out of getting this personalized advertising of course. But as I found out when I went to the opt out from this google feature, Google tells you that they will add in a lot more ads to your browser—so you’re better off not to mess with them.
Guess I’ll just stop using Chrome.
Search with ixquick.com. They don’t record your IP address.
Tools => Options => Privacy => Remove Individual Cookies =>
(any cookie directory marked Google.(anything))
If you do this every few days, Google will either think you are a new user, that you have a new computer, or that your IP number has been reassigned.
As a rule of thumb, while you are looking at your cookies, it is a good idea to delete those that were sneaked in from dubious sites, or just sites that wanted to give you a cookie for no reason other than they were curious, or that they use a subscription service you don’t use.
I love google so much I removed it from my search engines and have software in place that blocks all google trackers on websites.
They are tracking everyone’s every google move anyway. I stopped using Google. They should pay people if they want them to participate in advertising research.