Chromebook

The World Famous staff on Chromebook: No deal.

At Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, it's all about separating the real deal from the imitation—and the Google Chromebook sticks out like a sore thumb. Watch the video to see how.

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Privacy

Is Google breaking wiretap laws when they read your Gmail?

A federal judge ruled they could be.


Google goes through every Gmail that's sent or received, looking for keywords so they can target Gmail users with paid ads. And there's no way to opt out of this invasion of your privacy.

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Spam

Google spams your inbox with ads that look like real emails

Your email provider should protect you from spam, but Google is doing just the opposite; they're reading your private email conversations and using what they find to push junk mail directly to your Gmail inbox.

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App Store

Google shares your personal info with app makers

When you buy an Android app from Google's Play store, they give the app company your full name, email address and the neighborhood where you live. This occurs without clear warning every single time you make a purchase.

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Mail

Think Google respects your privacy? Think again.

Google goes through every Gmail that's sent or received, looking for keywords so they can target Gmail users with paid ads. And there's no way to opt out of this invasion of your privacy.

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Shopping

Are you getting Scroogled by Google?

In the beginning, Google preached, "Don't be evil"—but that changed on May 31, 2012. That's when Google Shopping announced a new initiative. Simply put, all of their shopping results are now paid ads.

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Windows laptops are different.

A Windows laptop delivers everything you need a computer to do, online and offline.

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Scroogled pronunciation
verb

Word Origin:

Google's ongoing use of invasive tactics to maximize their advertising profits.

Definition:

1. The Google practice of selling their shopping search results to a high bidder; known to produce intense anger in online shoppers who might miss out on the best price or the highest quality items.

2. The Google practice of going through your personal Gmail for keywords so they can target you with ads.

3. The Google practice of giving third-party app makers your personal info without clear warning, including full name, email address and the neighborhood where you live.

4. The Google practice of going through your personal Gmail for keywords so they can target your inbox with ads.

5. The Google Chromebook’s inability to perform many basic laptop functions such as running Windows programs along with its incompatibility with many printers, scanners, digital camera, and smartphone software.

See also: bug; eavesdrop; eyeball; listen in; observe; peek; peer; pry; scan; snoop; spy; tap; wiretap.

Sample sentence:

"Even if you’re not a Gmail user, you get Scroogled because Google goes through your personal emails sent to someone using Gmail."