Required cookie tracking without a simple right to refuse
Scientific American (along with a host of other sites)
June 02, 2021
When a subscriber to the magazine logs in, the opening page is overlaid with a “COOKIES” notice which requires approval before content is displayed. In this notice, if one reads far enough, it is disclosed that your browsing and other information is conveyed (sold) to others who may be interested in marketing to the viewer. There is no simple right of refusal to this. One can only abandon the session.
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- Denied Choice
- Felt Tricked
- Lost Privacy
May 10, 2021
Forced me to agree to personalized advertising in a popup to continue playing
An online gaming company forces me to agree to personalized advertising
April 26, 2021
Persuaded me to use the browser with button colors
Upon setting up a new PC, this popup asks if I would like to browse the web using Microsoft Edge. The "Get Started" button is highlighted in blue while the "Maybe later" option is grayed out, nudging me to use the platform with colors.