In a new report, the Federal Trade Commission shines a light on ways that some companies try to trick you into buying things you don’t want. Or into giving them permission to use your personal information.
The use of these deceptive designs, known as “dark patterns”, is on the rise, according to the report titled “Bringing Dark Patterns to Light”. So, what do these dark patterns look like — and how do they take your money and your data? Here are a few examples: