Monday, April 16, 2018

LinkedIn deceptive conduct for data harversting using Dark Patterns

LinkedIn is another corporation that should be in the courts if not at least in Australia, but also other jurisdictions, e.g. the U.S and E.U.

Under Australian consumer law, LinkedIn is implementing something called unconscionable conduct or another version of deception or fraud.

The way LinkedIn is doing this is by deliberately hiding text when a user sets up an account with LinkedIn, something that the industry calls Dark Patterns.

Let's see how long the Australian authorities will take to catch on.

It took 2 years for the Australian authorities to act on a post we posted regarding Domain name fraud.

It seem there's not much interest in protecting the Australian consumers (or rather data providers), as it's better cheaper for corporations, that the slaves compile and later provide their data to corporations for 'free'.


We do not recommend using LinkedIn.

See detailed document outlining LinkedIn's deceptive conduct;


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