Facebook and Google use ‘dark patterns’ around privacy settings
Facebook, Google and Microsoft push users away from privacy-friendly options on their services in an “unethical” way, according to a report by the Norwegian Consumer Council.
It studied the privacy settings of the firms and found a series of “dark patterns”, including intrusive default settings and misleading wording.
The firms gave users “an illusion of control”, its report suggested.
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