Poll results: Most respondents are OK with giving up even more personal info to Google
Last week we asked you whether or not you’d ever use Google’s rumored upcoming Mobile Meter app. As a refresher, it looks like Google is readying a new app that users can install on their Android and iOS devices, essentially giving up even more of their privacy to the search giant. While Android already provides Google with anonymous usage information like location data and search activity, this app will go much further – perhaps even monitoring which sites you visit, and/or which apps you download and use. Google says that the data collection would still be anonymous, and would better help Google understand its users and further refine the end user experience.
Apparently, Google is also considering compensating users somehow, as well. The search giant is still very tight-lipped since nothing about this has been officially announced, but I speculate that compensation would be in the form of Google Play credits.
Of those who responded to our poll, less than a third flat out refused to use the app (29%). That means the vast majority would consider it, with over 29% of respondents OK with Google Play credits. Over 40% said they’d prefer cash deposited directly in their Google Wallet accounts, while a few of you – just over 1% – said you’d even participate for free.
I was honestly expecting more people to value their privacy a bit more, but I guess when free stuff is involved, we’re willing to give up even more personal info. Stay tuned for more polls in the future!