Dark Patterns: The Devil in Mobile UI UX Design?
Stefano Malachi

I am not convinced the NYT example is a dark pattern. You could argue they’re being a bit sly with the X to close, but that could just be their standard (and the contrast is no different to the log in link). They also have a ‘remind me later’ button which is prominent. The other examples though — definitely dark, and the people doing them need to be outed.