Tag: dark-patterns

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www.eff.org > Shirin Mori
Help Bring Dark Patterns To Light
19 may. 2021 - On social media, shopping sites, and even childrens’ apps, companies are using deceptive user experience design techniques to trick us into giving away our data, sharing our phone numbers and contact lists, and submitting to fees and subscriptions. Everyday, we’re exploited for profit through “dark patterns”: design tactics used in websites and apps to manipulate you into doing things you probably would not do otherwise.
 · dark-patterns · not-read

www.eff.org > Jason Kelley and Shirin Mori
Deceptive Checkboxes Should Not Open Our Checkbooks
9 apr. 2021 - Last week, the New York Times highlighted the Trump 2020 campaign’s use of deceptive web designs to deceive supporters into donating far more money than they had intended. The campaign’s digital donation portal hid an unassuming but unfair method for siphoning funds: a pre-checked box to “make a monthly recurring donation.” This caused weekly withdrawals from supporters’ bank accounts, with some being depleted.
 · consent · dark-patterns