Anyone seen this?
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 thing.
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." For their participation, Google offers the extension users
a $5 Amazon gift card for signing up and another $5 gift card for every three months they stay with the program. Less publicly, Google also started
looking for people who would install a piece of hardware on their network to do more extensive monitoring.