A list of recently added content:

  • 2013-06-28: Webwizards.net/Wordpress added to named-and-shamed, due to use of Bait and Switch pattern.
  • 2013-06-28: Pixmania added to named-and-shamed, due to use of Sneak into Basket pattern.
  • 2013-06-28: MBNA credit card added to named-and-shamed, due to use of Trick Questions pattern.
  • 2013-06-20: WFSB.com added to named-and-shamed, due to use of Disguised Ads pattern.
  • 2013-06-20: Hotel.com added to named-and-shamed, due to use of the Bait and Switch pattern.
  • 2013-03-22: MAXCDN added to named-and-shamed, due to use of the Hidden Costs pattern.
  • 2012-03-22: sourceforge.net added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Disguised Ads pattern.
  • 2012-02-04: Subaru Australia added to the named-and-shamed, due to the use of the Trick Questions pattern.
  • 2011-11-24: Microsoft added to the named-and-shamed, due to the use of the Forced Continuity pattern.
  • 2011-11-24: Capital One added to the named-and-shamed, due to the use of the Faraway Bill pattern.
  • 2011-11-21: Papa Johns added to the named-and-shamed, due to the use of the Price Comparison Prevention‎ pattern.
  • 2011-11-21: Papa Johns added to the named-and-shamed, due to the use of the Price Comparison Prevention pattern.
  • 2011-11-21: Added Price Comparison Prevention definition.
  • 2011-11-21: hoseasons.co.uk added to the named-and-shamed, due to the use of the Sneak into Basket pattern.
  • 2011-11-16: userstyles.org added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Disguised Ads pattern.
  • 2011-11-15: protect-pcu1.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Disguised Ads pattern.
  • 2011-11-08: thechive.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Disguised Ads pattern.
  • 2011-11-04: Jackpot Joy (User:Mr.Smith) added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the – pattern.
  • 2011-11-03: currys.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Trick Questions pattern.
  • 2011-06-15: Facebook Apps (Deceptive Facebook Apps) added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the – pattern.
  • 2011-05-21: ArcMedia added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Road Block pattern.
  • 2011-05-21: Added Road Block definition.
  • 2011-05-15: Honestly.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Bait and Switch pattern.
  • 2011-04-14: 123-reg.co.uk added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Hidden Costs pattern.
  • 2011-03-01: Hotpointservice.co.uk added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Trick Questions dark pattern in burying marketing opt-out checkboxes.
  • 2010-12-21: Philips.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Trick Questions pattern; provides “impossible” opt-out UI.
  • 2010-12-21: PCWorld.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Trick Questions pattern.
  • 2010-12-12: Wired.co.uk added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Roach Motel dark pattern in unsubscribing from the paid print magazine.
  • 2010-12-12: Geni.com have responded positively to being named-and-shamed, now allowing users to opt out of all email subscriptions in one click.
  • 2010-12-12: Goodreads.com responds positively to being named-and-shamed, on 90percentofeverything.com (see comment by Otis of Goodreads at bottom of page: “[…] Clearly we can make the copy on that checkbox more clear, and will do so by next Tuesday’s release.”
  • 2010-12-11: Experts-exchange have now completely hidden all answers.
  • 2010-12-07: Facebook.comiMedia.com recently talked to Facebook about the privacy concerns raised on Darkpatterns.orgFacebook responded saying that it has “tried to granulise and learn from its mistakes”.
  • 2010-11-26: Added Faraway Bill definition. Examples needed.
  • 2010-11-26: Norton.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Sneak into Basket dark pattern.
  • 2010-11-22: Wattpad added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Friend Spam pattern.
  • 2010-11-18: Costco.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of negative check box Trick Questions pattern.
  • 2010-10-28: MoneySupermarket.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Misdirection pattern.
  • 2010-10-25: ZDnet.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Disguised Ads pattern.
  • 2010-10-18: Audible.com updated their UI and they are no longer employing the Forced Continuity dark pattern.
  • 2010-10-14: Rac.co.uk insurance added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Sneak into Basket pattern.
  • 2010-10-12: www.TfL.gov.uk/oyster added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Price Comparison Prevention pattern.
  • 2010-10-12: Audible.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Forced Continuity pattern in May 2010.
  • 2010-10-11: Very.co.uk added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Roach Motel dark pattern.
  • 2010-10-11: Adobe Flash Player / McAfee opt-out install (Security Scan Plus Download) added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Sneak into Basket pattern.
  • 2010-10-07: Echo Bazaar (2009-2011) added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Friend Spam pattern.
  • 2010-10-05: Scribd.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Bait and Switch dark pattern.
  • 2010-10-01: Experts-exchange.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Misdirection pattern.
  • 2010-10-01: Added Misdirection definition.
  • 2010-09-29: Next.co.uk added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Trick Questions pattern.
  • 2010-09-29: Shelfari added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Friend Spam pattern in/since 2007.
  • 2010-09-29: Goodreads.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Friend Spam pattern.
  • 2010-09-29: Digsby Instant Messenger Client added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Friend Spam pattern.
  • 2010-09-28: TheLadders.co.uk added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Bait and Switch pattern.
  • 2010-09-28: Silent credit card roll-over definition renamed to Forced Continuity Dark Pattern.
  • 2010-09-28: Dark Patterns moved onto the Mediawiki platform to encourage community participation.
  • 2010-09-21: Geni.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Roach Motel pattern.
  • 2010-09-01: iStockPhoto added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Sneak into Basket pattern.
  • 2010-09-01: Air New Zealand added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Sneak into Basket pattern.
  • 2010-08-01: Wired Magazine UK Print Subscription (Conde Nast) added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Trick Questions pattern.
  • 2010-08-01: Ryan Air added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of sneaky opt-out Trick Questions pattern.
  • 2010-08-01: Gocompare.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Trick Questions pattern.
  • 2010-08-01: Added Trick Questions definition.
  • 2010-08-01: Register.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Sneak into Basket pattern.
  • 2010-08-01: Comet.co.uk added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Sneak into Basket pattern.
  • 2010-08-01: LAfitness.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Roach Motel pattern.
  • 2010-08-01: Added Roach Motel definition.
  • 2010-08-01: Facebook.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Privacy Zuckering pattern.
  • 2010-08-01: Added Privacy Zuckering definition.
  • 2010-08-01: Hotels.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Hidden Costs pattern.
  • 2010-08-01: Twifficiency added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Friend Spam pattern, in promoting Twitter apps.
  • 2010-08-01: Added Friend Spam definition.
  • 2010-07-27: Yahoo Hot Jobs added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Forced Disclosure pattern.
  • 2010-07-27: Added Forced Disclosure definition.
  • 2010-07-26: Softpedia.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Disguised Ads pattern.
  • 2010-07-26: Added Disguised Ads definition.
  • 2010-07-01: Travelocity.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Sneak into Basket pattern.
  • 2010-07-01: Tigerdirect.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Sneak into Basket pattern.
  • 2010-07-01: 123-reg.co.uk added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Sneak into Basket pattern.
  • 2010-07-01: Added Sneak into Basket definition.
  • 2010-07-01: Fandango.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Price Comparison Prevention pattern.
  • 2010-07-01: DirectLine.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Price Comparison Prevention pattern.
  • 2010-07-01: Added Price Comparison Prevention definition.
  • 2010-05-01: Ticketmaster.com added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Hidden Costs pattern.
  • 2010-05-01: Added Hidden Costs definition.
  • 2010-05-01: CreditExpert.co.uk added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Silent credit card roll-over pattern (later renamed to Forced Continuity pattern).
  • 2010-05-01: Added Silent credit card roll-over definition (later renamed to Forced Continuity Dark Pattern).
  • 2010-05-01: Nike added to the named-and-shamed, due to use of the Bait and Switch pattern for their world cup 2010 Facebook advert.
  • 2010-05-01: Added Bait and Switch definition.