- Wed-Thu, Oct 9-10Dir. Cullen Hoback, USA, 2013, 79 min., NR, DCPOfficial WebsiteWed-Thu, Oct 9-10
Part of Doctober.
Every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your secrets... and are not only selling the information to the highest bidder, but freely sharing it with the government. And you agreed to all of it. With fascinating examples and so-unbelievable-they're-almost-funny facts, filmmaker Cullen Hoback exposes what governments and corporations are legally taking from you every day—making the future of both privacy and civil liberties uncertain. From whistle blowers and investigative journalists to zombie fan clubs and Egyptian dissidents, this disquieting exposé demonstrates how every one of us has incrementally opted-in to a real-time surveillance state, click by click —and what, if anything, can be done about it.
“If you believe the privacy promises of online giants like Google and Facebook, then Cullen Hoback’s doc will remove the scales from your eyes and your hand away from your mouse.” —Peter Howell, The Toronto Star “Darkly comical…calmly understated and arrestingly insistent.” —Joe Leydon, Variety “A shocking and disturbing investigation into the basic civil rights we surrender when we click the ubiquitous little boxes that allow us to do all the many things we do online.” —Paul Sbrizzi, HammertoNail “This quietly blistering documentary should rile even the most passive viewer.” —Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
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