@neilalexander my favorite is being in the US and seeing the GDPR notices and then finding out that 90% of them don't allow US users to opt out. that, or they claim to allow opt-outs but actually don't, or if you opt out the page won't work/load at all .....
so much fun
Not to mention GDPR requests for consent, which frequently use dark UI patterns to make it obtusely difficult to opt out of tracking and advertising cookies.
Happy with being tracked? Sure, just click this "Accept" button.
Don't want to be tracked? Here, uncheck these 412 checkboxes by hand listing everywhere we might sell your data to.
... Seriously? Watch as I close this tab and never revisit your site.
Same goes for hiding content under "please don't ad-block" dialogs. Leave. Me. Alone.
It feels like frontend engineers and web designers do their hardest work to make the whole experience of browsing the web completely miserable.
Why can't I open some embedded YouTube videos in full-screen? Why can't I just click Back when I want to go back without breaking the entire page? Why is this video playing by itself when I didn't ask it to?
Who are the people designing these completely terrible experiences? What happened to them? Who hurt them?!
Using the modern web doesn't feel empowering. It feels immensely frustrating.
The web is barely usable without ad-blocking. Pages take an age to load and the content jumps around as more ads download and display. Also the ads are spying on you.
The entire JS ecosystem is dependency hell and sometimes you have to download massive JS files just to view a web page. The JS is probably also spying on you.
Worse still, JS is also probably why the Back button doesn't work properly on so many sites.
The Atlantic is presenting you with the same popup each time firefox reloads the page.
This was in front of an article where the journalist goes on and on about how privacy-invading our smartphones are.
Btw, "show purposes" leads to a "reject all" button that seems to do nothing when tapped.
Not honoring Do Not Track (DNT) is a #GDPR violation. If you receive a DNT signal, you must turn off all tracking. Furthermore, as the person has made their choice explicit and clear, you must not ask them again (via popovers, modals, etc.)
How do we get this enforced. The first part seems like it is already covered by GDPR. Would the second half we enforceable under the current framework?
Presented without comment.
AnTuTu Benchmark requires you to share your location just after you click on "Don't collect any data"
How to NOT handle privacy:
Huffington Post throws this at new visitors,
giving the appearance of freedom to choose privacy or to become a commodity,
a choice that as far as I can tell doesn't actually exist...
but I know most people won't read through all that.
I was evaluating ending my old labor-exploitation boycott because a headline seemed like they had important content.
After this? Absolutely not. Boycott more firm than ever.
Little did I know that it gets worse. Look at that save button.
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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