Category: Ads

Opportunity: R&D Program Support

We’re seeking a professional with great communication skills and a passion for privacy to join the Digital Lab team on a short-term contract basis. This is a good opportunity for an early career technologist who wants to work on an experimental product, or a mid- or late- career professional looking to get experience in public interest technology for the first

Dark Patterns Tip Line: Share Your Experiences with Manipulative Design

Every day, we’re exploited for profit through dark patterns: design tactics used in websites and apps to persuade you into doing things you probably would not do otherwise.  These patterns can creep into your everyday interactions online - Have you found an extra cost added to your checkout right before you click purchase? Or maybe a platform prompts you for

Scaling Up Consumer Protection Research on Online Advertising

It is well known that digital ads violate privacy, yet we know little about their content. Digital ads are of increasingly low-quality, and often contain manipulative and deceptive components to lure users into viewing potentially harmful content. This harmful content can range from disinformation or hyper-partisan websites all the way to products with questionable claims or value like health products

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