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When Tech Companies Do It, The NY Times Calls It ‘Dark Patterns,’; When The NY Times Does It, It’s Called ‘Being Smart'

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"There’s a spectrum of behavior — some of which is just smart business and tech practices, and some of which is more nefarious. But using the term “dark patterns” to broadly describe anything that we don’t understand, or can’t see that is designed to get you to do something… becomes problematic pretty quickly. "

Aug 21, 2022

Techdirt | Aug 21, 2022

NYT subscription takes much longer to cancel than to create.

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Cancelling this New York Times subscription took about 8 minutes. Most of the time was just waiting for the CS rep to respond in live chat.

Jan 07, 2022 | Jan 07, 2022

New York Times: cancel subscription.

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New York Times makes it intentionally difficult and time consuming to cancel subscription. #forcedcontinuance i finally had to cancel my credit card after trying on chat 3 times, being made to wait and "dropped service". For Shame

Mar 01, 2021

martylafl | Mar 01, 2021

Before buying a NYT subscription, here's what it'll take to cancel it .

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Transcript of a 17 minute chat log of a consumer trying to cancel their New York Times subscription.

Feb 18, 2021

jandll | Feb 18, 2021

New York Times Makes Subscription Cancellations ‘Exceedingly Difficult’ for Consumers, Class Action Lawsuit Alleges

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A class action lawsuit was filed in June 2020, alleging that the New York Times has been violating California law by automatically renewing consumers’ subscriptions without proper authorization and making it “exceedingly difficult” to cancel existing subscriptions.

Jun 18, 2020

Jerry Lambe | Jun 18, 2020