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As part of its ‘Screenwise’ project, Google has announced that it will pay some users to share their search history, The Huffington Post reports.

People who sign up with the search giant on the project, and install a browser extension that allows Google to collect data from their Chrome browsers, would receive a US$5 Amazon credit.

For every three months of participation, participants would get addition US$5 credit.


“As a panelist, you'll add a browser extension that will share with Google the sites you visit and how you use them,” Google said.

With the project, Google aims to learn from its users, to “improve Google products and services and make a better online experience for everyone”.

“People can choose to participate if it's of interest (or if the gift appeals) and everyone who does participate has complete transparency and control over what Internet use is being included in the panel. People can stay on the panel as long as they'd like, or leave at any time,” a Google spokesperson told eWeek.

Interested parties may register with their email at Google’s Screenwise page. Participants must be 13 years old and above.

[via Huffington Post, image via Annette Shaff /]
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