A person experiences difficulties in personal relationships due to stigma within one’s family or community. This may include harassment based on the sharing of personal information, leading to perpetrators reaching out to the individual in an unwanted way.
May 02, 2021
Persuaded me to allow tracking through guilt provoking text
The Weather Network app asks for permission to "track your activity across other companies' apps and websites" but uses the rationale that the app saves lives to persuade the user to not block tracking. This dark pattern was publicly posted via Twitter.
April 21, 2021
Made me feel bad for not buying the security service
Upon setting up a new computer, this advertisement popped up showing a service to protect against dangerous hackers, viruses and more. "Get protection" was highlighted an emphasized as the primary button option. Very small, linked underneath read "Accept risk," which shamed me to continue without buying their service.