February, 2013

  • Roper Poll Finds 88% of Americans Disapprove of Email Scanning to Target Ads

    Do people know their personal email messages can be scanned to target them with online ads? A “Roper Poll” commissioned by Microsoft found that they don’t. In fact, 70% of those surveyed were unaware that email service providers can...
  • Momentum Building in the Scroogled Campaign

    Scroogled Momentum Building A million visit Scroogled.com and Petition far exceeds goal of 25,000 and counting Google Continues Policy Opposed by Nearly 9 out 10 Email users It’s been a little over a week since Outlook.com launched a campaign...
  • Google Exec: We more or less know what you're thinking about.

    "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." -Eric Schmidt, Google Executive Chairman
  • Scroogled by the Numbers

    How do people react when they learn Google is scanning their emails in order to target them with ads? They’re not happy – our infographic tells the story.
  • Welcome

    Welcome to the Don't Get Scroogled campaign update blog! The campaign launched on February 7th, and by signing up for the RSS feed, you'll get updates in the coming weeks. For more information, please take a look at the press release and the Scroogled...