Facebook and Google accused of manipulating us with “dark patterns”

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Facebook and Google accused of manipulating us with “dark patterns”

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Post by Raffles » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:34 pm

29 Jun 2018

by Danny Bradbury

By now, most of us have seen privacy notifications from popular web sites and services. These pop-ups appeared around the time that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, and they are intended to keep the service providers compliant with the rules of GDPR. The regulation requires that companies using your data are transparent about what they do with it and get your consent for each of these uses.

Facebook, Google and Microsoft are three tech companies that have been showing their users these pop-ups to ensure that they’re on the right side of European law. Now, privacy advocates have analysed these pop-ups and have reason to believe that the tech trio are playing subtle psychological tricks on users. They worry that these tech giants are guilty of using ‘dark patterns’ – design and language techniques that it more likely that users will give up their privacy.

Read the full story at Sophos Internet Security



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Post by Bell 407 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:11 am

It's never as simple as intended :thinking:



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