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New Balance: opt-out option.

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Trick Questions on Normally, checkboxes are designed to be ticked to opt in. In this case however, the user is required to tick to opt out.

Feb 21, 2021

Mathur, Arunesh; Acar, Gunes; Friedman, Michael J.; Lucherini, Elena; Mayer, Jonathan; Chetty, Marshini; Narayanan, Arvind | Feb 21, 2021

How E-Commerce Sites Manipulate You Into Buying Things You May Not Want

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"'Alexandra from Anaheim just saved $222 on her order' says one message next to an image of a bright, multicolored dress. [...] But “Alexandra from Anaheim” did not buy the dress. She does not exist."

Jun 24, 2019

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries | Jun 24, 2019