Designed my personal payments to be public by default
July 20, 2018
A social payment platform makes all transactions public by default, which means that a person must remember to change the setting from public to private, or risk social harm. For example, reports highlight that some people made public transactions that used drug or alcohol terms in the payment descriptions — this could be humiliating or harmful to their reputation or be an accidental breach of what was meant to be private information. The onus is on the company to make the transactions private by default.
The screenshot was originally posted by a Twitter account (since devactivated by its creator) and published in BuzzFeedNews in an article published in July 2018. This work was also influenced by privacy researcher Hang Do Thi Duc, who made a project called Public by Default.
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- Felt Shamed
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.