I wrote an article about Dark Patterns in UI Copy:
We Value Your Privacy (At About $0.50): Dark Patterns in UI Copy
“We value your privacy.” For every website that says it, why do I get the feeling that the complete opposite is true? Literally popping onto screens a couple years ago, this is one of the most blatant examples of slippery marketing copy on user interfaces, where positive spin is used to mask negative outcomes for users.
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