dealsfree $5-$25 amazon giftcard from google's…

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I don't get it. Isn't Google already tracking, evaluating, and sharing our web browsing info? Sounds too much like the old "AOL/Pepsi" e-mail for my taste.

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@drjing: And, is privacy only worth $5 every 3 months?

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it's a chance to actually get your voice heard by google.

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For $5 I will download but not use it :>

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I'm a huge google fan so take my opinion with a grain of salt. Google is going to show you ads when you go to a Google site wether you like it or not. That's how they make money. The way I see it you have 2 choices you can be private and get ads that don't pertain to you. Or you can let them have your data and get ads that are relevant to you.

I'm curious what all the fear around privacy is about. Google isn't selling your data to spammers. In fact they pride themselves on blocking spam in Gmail and even in google Voice.

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@gideonfrost: Google doesn't show me any ads. Well, they might try but I don't see any of them as I use AdBlock. Not sure why anyone would look at ads, targeted or not, if they didn't have to.

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Google, I'm pretty sure you don't want to know what websites I browse and how I use them...not only that, but even though I block ads, I'd really hate to see what kind of ads would show up.

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Pretty much free money, people need to calm down about what sites they visit lol. Really look at what you are saying, most ads are targeted anyways. Oh and that adware you uninstalled a couple months ago from that porn you downloaded... well it already sent out everything you had in the first place. So be happy that now they pay you for it!

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@zuiquan: You mean like millions of people just did during the superbowl, and even before and after it on the internet?

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Regardless of privacy, having to use Chrome, and not my heavily customized Firefox, is not worth 5.6 cents a day.

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I'll get the sign up $5 and go back to my boring life...

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"3 Your email will be sent to Google, who will send it to Knowledge Networks and then delete it. Google will not save your email address or associate it with any other personally identifiable information. Knowledge Networks will use your email address to send you information from info@screenwisepanel.com in the next several days with information on how to participate. Knowledge Networks will not share your email address with anyone outside authorized staff and/or third parties to provide support or maintenance to you."

Google isn't getting your data upfront. Knowledge Networks and "authorized staff and/or third parties" are getting first crack at your data.

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@stark: You do understand that there is a difference between banner ads and pop-ups and ads produced for television and the internet in video form, don't you? I know English is a hard language to parse at all times but I thought I expressed myself pretty clearly and my meaning should have been plain.

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Did anyone else get an "oops" message from google spreadsheets?

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@zuiquan: Well, I don't know how you could argue that you did express yourself clearly, since in your follow up you referred to both types as "ads" and only made the distinction by describing them. Descriptions that you did not have in your original comment, thus not providing the clarity that you seemed to think was automatically expressed by using the word "ads"

Then again, maybe it was just a stupid thing to say to begin with, seeing as how advertisements are everywhere because they work, despite you being too smart to look at them.

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Google has "quietly" launched a new project called Google Screenwise, which is part of the Google Knowledge Networks program. The timing of this program seems odd, especially considering the backlash that Google has faced over the upcoming changes to its privacy policy. Even though this Screenwise program is completely opt-in, some critics are bound to question why Google needs more data about web searchers and the websites they visit.

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Two shopping malls were required to scuttle plans to track shopper's activity via their mobile phones last Nov. Too often lately we see stories of large business prying into our affairs so it can sell more goods. Now Google, though a new program, is attempting to go clean about this by paying you for spying on your online activities. But it's not paying a lot. [url=http://www.appisaurus.com/2961-google-screenwise/]Google Screenwise pays to spy on you[/url]. Just participate for free as a Google Screenwise panelist to earn up to $25 in Amazon Gift Cards. 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.