And here's an archive of the old account @GDPRHallOfShame
Active consent is now a must if your fridge wants to track you :
Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"
Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".
All this time the popup is still nagging and eats half of your screen. I return to the previous page as I'm not willing to disable cookies altogether. Guess what was hidden under that popup (or scrolled conveniently away I don't remember)
#GDPRHallOfShame, of course
You always have the choice yada yada. Then a single button.
#GDPRHallOfShame without further investigation.
New (to me) GDPR Dark Pattern
The soundblaster website has a popup on which "Analytical" and "Third Party" cookies are disabled by default. "Necessary cookies" are enabled by default and cannot be disabled.
Under all that is a big red button that says "Enable", presumably enabling *all* cookies.
The way to keep the cookies disabled is to click the small, light-grey X in the upper right corner… sneaky 😠
Sorry for the German screenshot, guess they go by GeoIP.
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bmw.gr gives you the choice to reject all cookies and then goes all passive-aggressive about it with popups all over the place so that you can "access all content"
Basically, you're greet with a nice and horrible thing on the top of the page (picture 1). The deny button is pretty much invisible if you don't pay attention.
You click on the deny button. You're greet with some #darkpattern sauce to confirm if you're sure about your denial of consent (picture 2). Click on deny and you'll be sent back right at the home page (page 3).
I mean that, while I don't agree, I can understand the transaction in other services. The website has something valuable to visitors and requests data in return.
An e-commerce site however, wants to sell you stuff. Introducing themselves with asking for your data just because you want to watch their virtual display is a sad reminder of the normalization of data abuse.
Way to welcome the visitors to your shop, 3D_edge.
Nobody would think about welcoming you to their store with a few pages of agreements to sign right after you step in the door. Why is this acceptable online?
Cases of GDPR "compliance" which are either non-compliant or use dark patterns to wrangle users into accepting "privacy" terms. Toots by @qwazix
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