Reads and things: 10/29/21

Andrew Wyrich at The Daily Dot on the FTC getting serious about Dark Patterns. You can read the FTC’s blog post distilling their policy statement here and their Enforcement Policy Statement Regarding Negative Option Marketing PDF here.

An important thing to consider that I think isn’t often written about when it comes to Dark Patterns, is it’s usually written about in the sense of the vexatious experience of ending a paid subscription to something as opposed to signing up. This reasoning should also extend to many other services that make it a big headache to terminate your relationship that aren’t paid too.

There’s a new documentary on Kurt Vonnegut coming out soon, thanks for the heads up Kenny!

And! Today I learned There’s a statue of Harvey Pekar at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library