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How the internet tricks you out of privacy using ‘dark patterns’ of design

Deceptive design nudges, tricks and goads you into sharing more than you might intend to online — when you think you’re in control of your own data, you rarely are.

The padlock is the internet’s talisman of privacy and safety. It’s in the corner of your browser when you have a secure website connection. It appears on a Twitter protected profile. It indicates where to find Facebook’s privacy settings.

Source: How the internet tricks you out of privacy using ‘dark patterns’ of design | ABC Radio Australia

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