Snippet: “Sharing” ☇

Shared on June 10, 2020

Joe Cieplinski analyzes the privacy page in the new HBO Max iOS app. Without copying and pasting everything, this was my favorite little observation:

The [Do Not Sell My Personal Information] switch is off by default, of course. And it’s greyed out, as if the designers of this app want you to think you can’t even tap on it. iOS native switches have a white tappable/draggable handle when in the “off” state. Warner went out of their way to make the handle black.

Finally, the footnote. “This change will take effect the next time you start the HBO Max app.”

In other words, now that you’ve flicked the switch, we’re going to immediately “share” your info before you get a chance to quit the app and restart it.

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