Google paying users to track 100% of their Web usage via little black box


Google is working to collect information about Internet users that it
can’t get from just monitoring its own browser, services, and Android
devices. The company has set up a new program called Screenwise, which
offers money to users who install a black box on their home network to
“measure Internet use.” A smaller amount of money will go to those who
install a browser extension on their computers that will do the same

Google quietly started up the Screenwise data collection program
Tuesday night, taking the e-mail addresses of people who are interested
in “add[ing] a browser extension that will share with Google the sites
you visit and how you use them.”

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