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Obfuscating event location on map

I'm creating an events app where users can host events at their place and invite people. I want the list of hosted events to be publicly viewable on a map, designated by some icon. BUT, public event ...
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Why isn't the "remember me" checkbox in login forms enabled by default?

On the majority of sites, a "remember me" checkbox on login forms is not selected by default. Most users would like to stay logged in after login. It annoys users each time to have to enter username ...
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How to ensure users can't sign up for multiple accounts?

I'm working on a web app right now which users will normally have to pay to use, but I want to also offer a short demo period (haven't settled on how long yet, but somewhere between 1 day and 1 week). ...
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How to handle rejected Terms and Conditions?

We have a mobile app (iOS specifically) and we want to display a popup to our users when our Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy changes and explicitly require them to accept or reject the new ...
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"By posting this, you agree to our terms and conditions"

Is it okay to have a "By posting this, you agree to our terms and conditions" (i.e. like 4chan) as opposed to a "I agree to the terms and conditions" checkbox? I read about automatic agreement to ...
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UX implications - EU General Data Protection Regulation

I'm struggling to find any UX-specific guidance on the impact of GDPR - the new EU data protection regulation - coming into force May 2018. From the reading I have done so far, I've identified use-...
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Why did they use two-stage social media sharing buttons?

I recently visited a seemingly fairly reputable web site and was astonished to see their implementation of a two-stage trigger for their social media buttons: (The text appears when you hover over ...
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Showing facebook profile picture to show logged in user

Let's say you login on a web shop using a facebook connect button. Do you think it is good practice for the site to retrieve your profile pic and display it just by your login name? I wonder if it ...
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Aesthetic way to hide ones face [closed]

What could be solution for hiding/ obscuring the face of a person on a photo. The need is to protect privacy, yet still keep the image visually attractive.
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Is there a widely-understood visual metaphor for privacy?

On our profile page, we're giving users choices among three privacy settings for each field. The checkbox choices will not appear until a user highlights a particular field, but we do want to convey (...
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Redacting and combining ID cards (college ID, passport, license, 4 H club)

I need a UI that will encourage privacy, and allow a user to selectively disclose information on a need-to-know basis, in real life and online. This can be ANY information, from a catalog of sorts ...
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Identity and abuse in software build around anonymity

I am developing a new application (web + mobile) that sort of builds around anonymity and requires a big audience to be interesting. People will be in direct contact with each other (one on one), but ...
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Allow users to create an account without email

I have a website that requires users to enter email and password in order to create an account. I noticed that there are a lot of people that do not want to provide their email address during the ...
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How to prevent creation of multiple accounts under the same company?

Let's say there's Company ABC and Employee A signed-up for an account under his own email address (e.g. [email protected]). However, let's say Employee B signed-up under the same company but ...
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How to communicate that an app never sends information to a server?

If you have an app that never sends any information to any server, what would be the best way to communicate this via the UI? Background: I produce an app that stores data chosen by the user, ...
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Should I hide the details of banned users?

I'm developing a website where users can be banned for unwanted behavior. When a user is banned, he won't be able to log in on his account anymore. As a result he wouldn't be able to change/remove his ...
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What's the reason behind not notifying users that they entered a wrong email when they recover their password?

Sorry, I was not able to formulate the title shorter. Today I stumbled across the password recovery from Dropbox. Here, users have to enter their email address and Dropbox says: If a Dropbox ...
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What best practices exist for preserving, protecting, or passing your digital footprint to another after death?

Yesterday I saw on the news that a father appealed to Facebook publicly to unlock the video "look back" of their deceased son. Because he hadn't shared the password with his parents (and what teen ...
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Should the "Send anonymous usage statistics" checkbox be enabled by default?

If you have a "Send anonymous usage statistics" checkbox in your application, should it be enabled by default or not? If you have it enabled by default, you will probably get more statistics, but some ...
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Is liability enough justification to prevent a user from deleting an account?

I'm referencing this question and this question about the negative impact of making account deletion difficult. However, I have a case where I'm tracking legal agreements that apply to two or more ...
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Do users want to be asked about analytics collection?

We're introducing analytics into our iOS and Android apps for the first time. Is it the done thing to pop something up to make users aware, and allow them to opt out, or are people generally fine with ...
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What do we call asking for the minimum information required to do the task?

We have all got kind of used to all kinds of things requiring information they have no reasonable need to. Eg a forum requiring your phone number, address and occupation. A raffle requiring more or ...
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How to present content behind a paywall to unregistered users

Say there is a content site that has professional resources for a specific profession. It works on a subscription model, where paid members can freely use/download each resource. I'm wondering, from ...
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Terms and conditions checkbox and/or Accept/Decline buttons

The curent UX for my app is: Terms & Conditions text: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque ut turpis ipsum. Ut cursus cursus scelerisque. Mauris lacus neque, ...
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On mobile devices, should there be a 2-step process when asking for permission to user data?

I always had a sort of a pet-peeve with mobile applications asking, out of the blue most of the time, for access to my Contacts, Calendar, Location etc. As far as I can figure, my reluctance in giving ...
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Automatically clear cache from scripts

I received a request to implement browser clear cache automatically when a user starts a session. This is the first time I encounter such a odd request. Is clear browser cache for a web application ...
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Should I verify a user's password before showing them that they are banned or just check the email?

If I ban a user from a website indefinitely (specific manual ban not automatic), and they'll never be able to appeal, should I verify the user's email and password, or show them that they're banned ...
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How much should the form remember? Which fields are considered safe?

I was creating a site, that has a product page with a small three-field form: name email phone To send the form, user shouldn’t be registered. They say, it’s better to start with something, so my ...
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Child registering for a service/app, parental concerns. Any experiences?

I am working on a project where we require parent permission to register. In practice, we ask Parent email in registration, and the parent needs to confirm. The app is a single-user experience, and ...
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The "Hey Google" interaction - Dark UX Pattern?

Let's understand what we are talking about here - 1) On android phones - the moment you say, "Hey/Ok Google", Google starts acting based on your voice commands, i.e. becomes voice-activated. 2) On ...
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Studies showing what prompts users to view the privacy policy of a website that does not have user accounts?

As opposed to websites where A user signs up and can be concerned about their privacy (i.e. Instagram, etc). What have case studies shown to motivate a user to look through a website's privacy policy? ...
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How to protect user privacy when conducting research on opening bank accounts?

I work for a bank and we want to redesign our online account opening process. We don't track analytics and we have limited insight into the user experience. We don't have the ability for people to ...
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usability testing with sensitive and private information

The current product I'm testing requires users to connect their financial information (such as their bank, credit cards, etc.); after this info is connected, the user is shown their balances, credit ...
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Predefined phone number on а mobile form

User fills out a form on mobile site (not app). Is it possible to predefine his mobile phone number in the form?
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Combining public and private interfaces on one page

In a UI like the new YouTube what is the benefit of having a separate "Video Manager" space - where you manage all your videos/ playlists over just allowing users to perform all those functions when ...
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Best practice for private key backup flow on mobile

The mobile app I'm working on is using end-to-end encryption algorithm. User creates a private key to read data that is saved on the server. The key is being stored on a device and can be exported to ...
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Best way to verify a user for a dating app? [duplicate]

What is the most user friendly way to verify a user’s identity for a dating app? We currently use Facebook login but we receive a lot of complaints that we don’t have another login method. So I’m ...
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Should I Store User Data Locally on Device or Server Side Database

I'm currently working on a 'mental wellness' app, functionality for which include things such as; Making journal entries (typed and voice recorded) To Do Notes Setting Goals/Targets Recording ...
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Should I have different toggles for collecting usage data and crash reports?

I am developing a mobile app and I am currently working on the usage and crash report functionalities, which made me start wondering: should I ask the user two different permissions for these features,...
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How best to provide contact info in a member directory while preventing 'data harvesting'?

I am working on a searchable online directory. People will use it to find other members, service providers, and the like. It's critical that the results include contact data. However, my clients are ...
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Should a customer/product support forum display the name of the asker?

Customer support forums are a place where, in addition to having their questions answered, users can act as supplementary product support in order to build a reputation in the community as an expert. ...
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How to best disclose in which ways a webpage is personalized?

I’ve got this idea about explaining to people how each webpage on a site was personalized to them. E.g. the currency you see can be based on the location-from-IP address, the article recommendation ...
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Would users understand splitting an Android app's functionality by permission?

Say I'm developing an app for Android tablets that supports offline use, such as a mail or Usenet client. As far as I can tell, most tablets are Wi-Fi-only, and the user is likely to be away from Wi-...
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Displaying the actual encrypted data or replace its value with wild card

So we have a column on a table where we display different user names and their recent daily activities. The admin has the option to encrypt the actual user names due to privacy concerns. The current ...
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HTML5 Geolocation in user registration

I have sign-up page on startup, where user should provide his location - Country, State/Region and City. This is necessary information in user wants to use our service. Question is, how user will ...
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How should I handle pending follow requests when the profile privacy level changes?

Background In our system, a user's profile can be public or private. If the profile owner sets his profile to public, anyone can follow the profile. If he sets it to private, people must send a ...
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Anonymity in Free-text Responses

We are creating a survey that allows companies to see a detailed report about their organisational pain points. The survey is comprised mostly of questions based on Likert Scale. However, we also ask ...
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Font size for sensitive information

I'm developing an app that allows users to manage their financial products. This app shows information about accounts, balance, cards, etc. Considering such details are private and sensitive, I'd not ...
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How to Block Multiple Logins /Sign Up?

So, I have an App where the user needs to sign up to access the app. I'm planning to run an offer where user can order that item only once in a day. But I have the doubt that he may change login Id (...
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Should I show users their IP address?

I run a small cybersecurity blog, with a big focus on privacy and anti-tracking. I have a prominent statement at the top of my homepage that there is no tracking on the site (which is true). One idea ...
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