Sunday, June 3, 2018

Facebook’s GDPR-Related Dark Patterns

Francis Irving:

Facebook actually put fake red dots to try and make you think you have messages even if you don’t, so you agree to their tracking more hastily. Read full complaint against Facebook - with tricks like that, sorry Facebook, you deserve to be hit hard.

Via Nick Heer:

This is pretty sleezy, but also basically what you’d expect from a company that misleads users into accepting facial recognition, guilt trips users who try to deactivate their account, and places several other barriers to deactivation.

Previously: Cambridge Analytica Harvested 50 Million Facebook Profiles, Avoiding Apple Pay’s Pestering.

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