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Darkpatterns.org: knights of the web

Have you ever been incensed by a piece of web design which is not only bad, but seems to be purposely so? Typical examples could include:

Near-invisible ‘unsubscribe’ links for  newsletters
Extra fees which only reveal themselves at the very last stage of a lengthy checkout process
• Option to install a useless toolbar during a software installation, which you accidentally select while tapping next, next, next (because the install chekbox is pre-selected).

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