Dark Patterns: When Companies Use Design to Manipulate You

Dark Patterns: When Companies Use Design to Manipulate You

“Dark patterns” are designs that deliberately trick you into doing what a company wants. This can take all kinds of forms, from MoviePass not canceling people’s accounts to installers putting crapware on your machine.

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at one point even closing the window offering the update would prompt the installation. A lot of people ended up accidentally installing Windows 10 because of this one, which makes sense: it was almost impossible to tell how to opt out.

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