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Terms and Conditions May Apply

Cullen Hoback / United States / 2014 / 79 ' / English

Credits

Cullen Hoback
Ben Wolf
Jason T. Edwards
John Morgan Askew
John Ramos, Nitin Khanna & Cullen Hoback
Executive Producers: Karan Khanna, Jaswinder Grover & Jay Walia

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2014

Upcoming Screenings

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In Production

This doc takes a close and critical look at the fine print behind corporations and reveals the troubling levels of ownership they have of our personal information

Synopsis

No one really reads the terms and conditions connected to every website they visit, phone call they make or app they download. After watching this provocative exploration of what actually lies between the lines of those tiny-font agreements, however, you may just hurl your computer out the window and take to a cave. With fascinating examples, comical gags and terrifying facts, filmmaker Cullen Hoback investigates what governments and corporations are doing with your “personal” information. Regardless of privacy settings, data is being collected and behaviour is being monitored—as you read this, in fact—leaving the future of civil liberties uncertain. But are we really living in such a dystopian conspiratorial world? 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 into a real-time surveillance state, click by click.

 

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