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holovaty.com

Let websites framebust out of native apps

How seemingly innocuous "in-app web browsers" on iOS/Android are a bad thing, and a proposal for how to fix that. With a little web history thrown in.

michalmalewicz.medium.com

Figma is using dark patterns to charge you more

Let me start with stating that at hype4.com we use Sketch as our primary design tool for all our professional projects.

themarkup.org

How We Investigated Facebook’s Most Popular Content

Investigating FB's widely viewed content report and a new Twitter bot "Trending on Facebook" checking what they say is happening on the platform.

eco-bot.net

Eco-Bot.Net

System created by hacktivists & artists like Massive Attack's 3D that flags climate disinformation & greenwashing ads on social media during COP26.

smashingmagazine.com

The Autofill Dark Pattern

A “dark pattern” is a deceptive UX pattern that tricks users into doing things they may not really want to do.

uxdesign.cc

The dark UX patterns used by online gambling websites

Gambling is one of the few industries that has capitalised during the pandemic.

darkpatternstipline.org

Dark Patterns Tip Line

Consumer Reports wants to fight manipulative practices with a platform for people to submit deceptive designs they encounter in digital products.