Dark Patterns, The Ratchet · Jacques Mattheij

The cumulative effect of all those little ratchets on your privacy is rather terrible, but there is no denying it: you were along for the ride and you had the option to ‘opt out’ at every step. Not just from that one dialogue: from all of them by refusing to use products that are fielded by companies that engage in these unethical practices. Say no to ‘The Ratchet’ and it’s sick family of dark patterns designed to little-by-little chip away at your privacy, kick products and companies like that to the kerb where they belong. That’s the only way to really opt out.

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Dark Patterns ist sowieso ein interessantes Blog, dass „dunkle Patterns“ beschreibt, also Benutzeroberflächen und Prozesse, die so gestaltet sind, dass der Nutzer etwas zustimmt, dem er/ sie eigentlich nicht zustimmen will…