Persuaded me to allow tracking through guilt provoking text

Company

Weather Network

Date

May 02, 2021

Industry

Education

Description

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 by @ashk4n.

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Harm Type(s)

  • Felt Shamed
  • Felt Tricked
  • Lost Privacy
Persuaded me to allow tracking through guilt provoking text

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