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Obfuscating event location on map

If your mapping framework provides the feature, highlighting a "suburb" might be appropriate for your use case. Of course the actual size of what is considered a suburb varies widely from region to ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

I would not use the map as a user interface when the address is still private information. Because, the map is used to represent precise locations at some level you will always run into the issue of ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

Another option, not sure if you've considered this: Ask the person setting up the event for a nearby public landmark (library, shopping center, etc.). Then use that location. That saves you from ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

Your idea sounds like a reasonable solution. I would, however, ensure that this offset is not just randomly generated every time the map loads... With enough randomly-generated offsets, it would be ...
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What's the reason behind not notifying users that they entered a wrong email when they recover their password?

First, I thought they try to prevent attackers from randomly guessing email addresses and checking whether they are registered or not. Imagine you know that [email protected] is registered to, e....
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What's the reason behind not notifying users that they entered a wrong email when they recover their password?

You don't want anyone knowing even that someone has an account. If a malicious actor is searching for info on someone, it could be potentially damaging just knowing that someone even has an account / ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

Use the postal codes and corresponding area locations. It's an already implemented obfuscation/aggregation system adjusted for population density.
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Obfuscating event location on map

You obviously cannot just take your precise loction and cover it with a blurb of grey; it still pinpoints right to the destination. What you can (easily) do, though, is pick the next city, point out ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

If you limit the zoom and use a fairly large blob rather than a pin marker, this has a natural feel of low precision. Here's a mockup: Only major roads are shown but you can still see which side of ...
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The "Hey Google" interaction - Dark UX Pattern?

2) Can this be termed as dark UX? Short Answer: No. Why? Because Dark Pattern is a user interface that has been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with ...
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How best to design a cookie banner for acceptance?

You ask, how to make the users click the “Accept” button without reading the text. This is a dark pattern, regardless of your company’s intentions given. While this wish is understandable from the ...
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UX implications - EU General Data Protection Regulation

Here are two great starting points on GDPR, UX & Marketing that i have found helpful myself: GDPR: 10 examples of best practice UX for obtaining marketing consent This article contains key UX ...
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UX implications - EU General Data Protection Regulation

I was reading through the regulation itself and opinions on it. I was thinking that by the end of my inquiry I can come up with UX guidelines. Nope, did not happened. Here's are my takeaways: You ...
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Identity and abuse in software build around anonymity

Those verification methods are common and could be viable, but the underlying app may have conceptual problems. There's a lot to unpack here, so bear with me. For starters, it sounds like users ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

If you internally divide the world space into a grid (say, 1x1 mile squares), then events can be classified as being inside some single square and whenever you render the map, you could just randomly ...
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How to prevent creation of multiple accounts under the same company?

Others have mentioned that there is no technical way to enforce this restriction 100%. People can be clever, people will find ways around this. One approach would be to legally enforce this, by ...
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How to protect user privacy when conducting research on opening bank accounts?

For this scenario, if you truly can't rig up test accounts, I would suggest testing with high fidelity mockups/prototypes. This could be as simple as taking screenshots on each page of the account ...
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Allow users to create an account without email

You should first consider whether it's really necessary to register. E.g. many webshops allow ordering without registration (and in the case of digital content, users don't even need to enter an ...
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Best practice for private key backup flow on mobile

If you use any kind of "cloud" distribution system (either something like Dropbox or your own servers), then good security policy would dictate that the private key should neither be transmitted nor ...
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GDPR banner accessibility - where should it be in the page tab order?

Yes it should be the first item that gains focus, even before 'skip links'. It is the only use case I can think of where 'logical tab order' does not apply. To comply with GDPR you must alert users ...
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The "Hey Google" interaction - Dark UX Pattern?

Answer to #1 As a good interaction practice to aid users being comfortable about their data and privacy - shouldn't the interaction at least warrant the user to click on an icon or tap at a ...
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Should I verify a user's password before showing them that they are banned or just check the email?

This is more a security/privacy question but that often touches the UX too. You should verify e-mail and password for the same reasons you do that for all users. If a user tries to log in with a non-...
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How should I handle pending follow requests when the profile privacy level changes?

Both behaviors are fine, and they work within each service's strategies. However, from an UX perspective, normally users hate not being in control, especially when systems performs things ...
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Register Page - Already Exit Email - How can I give a good message to user without breaking privacy?

Why not give an error message that is less explicit about the problem? For example, when the users enters with an existing email they could get a message like this. Login has failed. This may be ...
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How much should the form remember? Which fields are considered safe?

...on [a] public computer it can expose some personal info to another person... You hit the nail on the head with that concern. It's alright to reserve the feature of remembering data for your signed-...
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What's the reason behind not notifying users that they entered a wrong email when they recover their password?

You got the rationale right. This is a protection from letting someone check whether someone is registered at a service. You also got right that, if you try to create an account, it will give you an ...
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How to protect user privacy when conducting research on opening bank accounts?

This sounds like a waspsnest of issues. Even if you can 'make people comfortable' it's still a breach of privacy. Don't mess with privacy, especially not such sensitive info. Ask yourself what you ...
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How to protect user privacy when conducting research on opening bank accounts?

User privacy is a very delicate and important aspect of software. This question likely requires more legal advice than UX advice. However, here are my general UX thoughts regarding your situation: ...
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Should I show users their IP address?

I'm a little confused about your goals here. You're actively trying to communicate with your audience that you are not tracking nor selling their information. Adding a message like "You are browsing ...
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Files downloaded from site - how to address public computers

I wouldn't want to go for anything that would significantly change expected behavior of downloads, but a well worded confirmation dialog appearing after the user has tried to initiate the download may ...
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