I Want My App That Way: Reclaiming Sovereignty Over Personal Devices
Konrad Kollnig‚ Siddhartha Datta and Max Van Kleek
Dark patterns in mobile apps take advantage of cognitive biases of end-users and can have detrimental effects on people’s lives. Despite growing research in identifying remedies for dark patterns and established solutions for desktop browsers, there exists no established methodology to reduce dark patterns in mobile apps. Our work introduces GreaseDroid, a community-driven app modification framework enabling non-expert users to disable dark patterns in apps selectively.
Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems