What are Dark Patterns and what do they have to do with websites?

Dark Patterns: Then and Now Dark patterns have been around for as long as we can remember; they aren’t limited to websites and apps, but the term "Dark Pattern" is quite new, coined by Harry Brignull in 2010. An age-old Dark Pattern example For example, some credit card statements boast a 0% balance transfer but don’t make it clear that the percentage will shoot up to a much higher number...
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