Killi minimizes Google’s ability to monetize consumers’ data via the Chrome browser, becoming the first company to pay consumers to block advertisements by linking their Killi account.
NEW YORK, September 22, 2020 – Killi Ltd. (TSXV: MyID, US: MYIDF), a global leader in data and consumer privacy, announces the launch of its new browser extension available for Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Brave, and Opera browsers, paying consumers in cash to block advertisements, a market first.
Killi’s mission is to educate users on data privacy and empower them to reclaim control of their data. The new Killi browser extension blocks the transaction of consumers’ data and allows the individual to link their browsing data to their Killi account by signing in. In placing their browsing data under their control, also a market first, the user can share this data and be paid automatically every week in cash for using the browser extension. Consumers can also use the browser extension without selling their data, putting the choice of privacy and monetization in their hands vs. the current browser environment, which does neither.
The Browsing Rewards program pays all of its users every week by passively depositing cash (not points, rewards, or tokens) into their account, which is the fourth stream of passive income that Killi offers to consumers. The other three are profile, location, and shopping rewards.
Neil Sweeney, Founder and CEO of Killi Ltd. explains, “The browser is one of the worst offenders of data leakage and arbitrage. Every page, interaction, and purchase that a consumer does is tracked and sold by the browser companies without any consumer inclusion or transparency. The expansion of Killi to support the browser eliminates this transaction and puts the consumer in control of what is rightfully theirs – their data and privacy.
Created on top of Chromium, the technology that all major browsers use, Killi can support approximately 85% of the global browsing market.
To download, use, and be paid to block ads courtesy of Killi, visit the Google Chrome store here.
Killi is currently available online or via iOS or Android in five countries (US, Canada, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand), paying users weekly while providing a transparent report that outlines what data was purchased and by whom. Users are paid in cash, making Killi the only company in the world that is fairly compensating users for the purchase of their data.
To learn more about how Killi fairly pays users via its Fair-Trade DataTM program, please visit https://killi.io/earn.
Killi is a consumer privacy ecosystem that aims to put people back in control of their data. Killi allows consumers to take back control of their consumer data from those who have been collecting it and selling it unbeknownst to them. Available on iOS, Android, as well as the web, Killi is available internationally. With Killi, consumers can opt-in and link specific personal information from various financial and social accounts that they would like to put under their control and share with companies and be compensated directly in the form of cash for its use.
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