Google spams your inbox with ads that look like real emails

Google violates your privacy by reading every single word of every single email sent to and from Gmail accounts so they can better target you with ads. Now, they’re going one step further over the line by using that same personal information to spam your inbox with ads designed to look like real emails.

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Tell Google to stop!

Let them know they shouldn’t go through our email to spam us.

Outlook.com is different.

We don’t scan the content of your email to target you with ads, and don’t spam your inbox with ads that look like personal email.

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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.

PDF: Take an in-depth look at how Google violates your privacy.
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Scroogled pronunciation

Word Origin:

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


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

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

Sample sentence:

"Google put spam ads in my Gmail inbox that looks like regular email—I’m Scroogled!"