Facebook and Google use "dark patterns" around privacy settings, report says

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Facebook, Google and Microsoft According to a report from the Norwegian Csumer Council, users are required to opt out of privacy-related optis for their privacy services. "ctrary to the ethical" way


Companies gave users "an illusi of ctrol", suggests his report

Google and Facebook both said that the privacy of users was important to them.

The report – Mistaken by Design – was based user tests that took place in April and May, when the three companies made changes to their privacy policies to comply with the company's general rules. the EU Data Protecti (GDPR).


She found examples of privacy

  • privacy choices hidden
  • take-it-or-leave it choices
  • by default privacy-intrusive with a lger process for users who want privacy-friendly optis
  • some privacy settings being obscured
  • pop-ups forcing users to make certain choices, while key information is omitted or minimized
  • no opti to postpe decisis
  • threats of loss of functiality or deleti of the user account if certain parameters are not selected

For example, Facebook warns anye who wishes …

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