v. To word or present privacy settings in a way that undermines a person's privacy.
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When Tim Jones from the Electronic Frontier Foundation asked on social media for a phrase referring to the practice of "creating deliberately confusing jargon and user-interfaces which trick your users into sharing more info about themselves than they really want to", the answers that came back were variations on the theme of "Zucking", a dubious honour for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
—Zoe Kleinman, “Is the web full of nasty tricks,” BBC News, June 08, 2016
The privacy settings on Facebook that, according to critics, rely on confusing jargon and user interfaces to trick people into sharing more about themselves than they intend. (This has come to be called "Zuckering," after the company’s founder.)
—Kate Greene, “How Should We Program Computers to Deceive?,” Pacific Standard, September 03, 2014
A default-public #privacy setting. @Twitter is #zuckering us.
—Ariel M. Thornton, “A default-public…,” Twitter, March 26, 2014
Some refer to the slide towards openness as the “Zuckering” of privacy norms.
—Josh Constine, “G+ Posts Show Your Exact Location On A GMap, And That Shouldn’t Scare You,” TechCrunch, August 14, 2012
2010 (earliest)
If you are tricked by Facebook, does it mean you are being Zuckered?
—Trae Cadenhead, “If you are…,” Twitter, April 19, 2010