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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.

Watch the video to see how you get Scroogled.

Outlook.com is different—we don't go through your email to sell ads.

Tell Google to stop!

Let them know they shouldn’t go through your email to sell ads.

Outlook.com is different.

We don't scan the content of your email to target you with ads.

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Outlook.com prioritizes your privacy. You won’t see ads based on keywords from your personal email.

Your email is nobody else’s business. But Google makes it their business. Even if you’re not a Gmail user, Google still goes through your personal email sent to Gmail and uses the content to sell ads.

If you don’t want to get Scroogled, use Outlook.com.
  • There is what I call the creepy line. The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.

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  • If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.

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  • Virtually everything that we want to do, I think, is somewhat at odds with locking down all of your information for uses you haven’t contemplated yet. That’s something I worry about.

    Read the article
  • We don’t need you to type at all. We know where you are, with your permission; we know where you’ve been, with your permission; we can more or less know what you’re thinking about.

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Bing is different.

Microsoft app stores do not share consumer information with third-party makers.

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Scroogled pronunciation
verb

Word Origin:

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

Definition:

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

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."