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RT : Our report - How tech companies use to discourage us from exercising our rights to…
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16 days ago by douglevin
Deceived by Design
Government report on dark patterns used to coerce users into giving up privacy rights
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17 days ago by nelson
Google and Facebook accused of manipulating users in privacy settings • Fortune
David Meyer:
<p>In <a href="https://fil.forbrukerradet.no/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-06-27-deceived-by-design-final.pdf">a report called “Deceived By Design,”</a> the Norwegian Consumer Council accused Facebook and Google—as well as Microsoft with Windows 10, to a lesser extent—of employing “design, symbols and working that nudge users away from the privacy friendly choices.”

Facebook and Google come under particular criticism for threatening users “with loss of functionality or deletion of the user account if the user does not choose the privacy intrusive option.”

“These companies manipulate us into sharing information about ourselves,” said Finn Myrstad, the watchdog’s director of digital services. “This shows a lack of respect for their users, and [the companies] are circumventing the notion of giving consumers control of their personal data.”

Is this all illegal, though? The consumer authorities argue it is, because the new EU privacy regime says people have to genuinely consent to having their personal data processed by tech companies. “However, the practices deployed by companies raise questions as to whether consent in this case can be considered informed and freely given,” reads the Norwegian Consumer Council’s letter to that country’s data protection authority.

The letter also says users aren’t “given the full picture” about how their information will be used, and the privacy settings “make it difficult for individuals to protect their personal data.” Both of these may also violate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—a law that threatens companies with fines of up to 4% of global annual revenues for serious violations.</p>

The NCC report is in English, and well worth reading.
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18 days ago by charlesarthur
Amazon has made it even harder to see how to continue to pay without signing up for Prime.
darkpatterns  UX  from twitter
5 weeks ago by fjordaan
Dark Patterns, Academic Research & Inclusive Pandas | 90 Percent Of Everything
The concept of Dark Patterns has definitely taken on a life of its own. Harry Brignull, who introduced the term at UX Brighton 2010, introduces an academic project to look at connecting the area of nefarious design into academic literature on ethics and values.

Their website is: http://darkpatterns.uxp2.com/

The talk is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxkrdLI6e6M
darkpatterns  research 
10 weeks ago by danny.hope

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