1️⃣6️⃣ different consumer organizations in the EU & US have filed a legal complaint against Amazon for its deceptive cancellation process of Amazon Prime:


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9️⃣5️⃣% of the 240 top trending apps on :android: Google's Play Store included deceptive patterns in their interfaces, according to a recent study. Half of those apps had 7+ deceptive patterns.


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💲1️⃣3️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ was spent by :microsoft: Microsoft's LinkedIn to settle a lawsuit over its use of deceptive design to collect new users' email contacts:


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2️⃣1️⃣% more time is spent by customers to ticketing site StubHub if they are not shown all fees upfront, a pattern known as drip pricing, according to UC Berkeley Professor Steven Tadelis:

"I can’t think of a good reason to allow this practice in any country as the harm to consumers is clear from our study."


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1️⃣2️⃣ types of "dark patterns" identified by Harry Brignull, from bait and switch to privacy zuckering:


In the ’80s, Susan Headley ran with the best of them—phone phreakers, social engineers, and the most notorious computer of the era.

Then she disappeared. 💥


:telegram: 🤐 Brazil's Supreme Electoral Court is considering a ban to fend off fake news ahead of the presidential election in the country later this year.

This follows failed attempts by the court to contact Telegram reps to no avail. It has already entered into partnerships with almost all leading platforms in its attempts to curb fake news and conspiracy theories about the legitimacy of Brazil’s electoral system.


:twitter: 📰 ICYMI: A Paris court has ruled that must reveal its measures for fighting hate speech, in one of several cases thrashing out whether the French justice system has jurisdiction over the US giant. The case had been brought by several anti-discrimination groups over what they said was the company's longstanding failure to properly moderate posts.


Sorry about the YT link - Invidious was not able to serve up this video for whatever reason.

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🌐 Until we start giving a shit and caring for everyone on this planet as fellow humans, we will be able to fix any of the otherwise insurmountable problems like the or .

💭 What will you do today?


Ore use decentralized services like #matrix & #mumble for your communication to your crowd 🤷‍♂️

This don't mean you have never a outage but is more resilient with lesser server 🤨

🐦 nitter.net/discord/status/1486

#discord #down #crowd #decentral #decentralized #web #internet #api #communication

♦️💩 "Like most forms of in , have come packaged in a phony populist language of and an even phonier rhetoric of ."

Read "NFTs Are, Quite Simply, Bullshit":


💡 This program creates training materials for secondary school teachers.

👏🏼 Please take a look, boost, and chip in a few USD if you are able.


Very good to hear that @ramcq from @gnome & @collabora has been named as chair of the @openuk_uk organization.

We would still need one or two hosts for the #RetroComputing #FOSDEM #devroom to read questions from the audience to the speaker after the video recording, and then to moderate the Jitsi Meet channel after the official Q&A.

#FOSDEM2022 #M68K #Z80 #Mac68k #Sinclair #oldschool #FreeDOS

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