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Beware of pesky dark patterns popping up all over the Internet

People exposed to dark patterns spend more because these patterns target impulse purchases. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: PEXELS
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SINGAPORE - You are surfing the Web and intend to click on a button on a pop-up prompt to refuse cookies. But the button is so small and difficult to click on and you end up clicking the "accept" button instead.

You have inadvertently become a victim of dark patterns on the Internet.

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