The products, which range from hats to T-shirts to mugs, poke fun of Google collecting personal data about its users. The items come just in time for the holiday shopping season.
“Put 15-ounces of your favorite beverage into this stoneware mug to let the world know that even though Google is trying to make money on almost every aspect of your digital life, you’re still calm. And fully caffeinated,” the product description for its Keep Calm While We Steal Your Data mug says.
Meanwhile, a shirt with “Scroogled” emblazoned on the front includes a word cloud around it with negative-sounding terms: scammed, conned, surveilled, gossiped, hoodwinked, duped and so on. Most products include the logo for Chrome, Google’s popular web browser.
Earlier this year, Microsoft “Don’t Get Scroogled” site to highlight how the search engine sells its shopping results, while Microsoft’s Bing search engine embraces a more “honest search.”