Another Take on Our Vanishing Digital Privacy

The privacy issue is coming to the big screen.

If you've been concerned about how your digital privacy is being eroded it looks like you may well feel even more worried after you've seen "Terms and Conditions May Apply," a soon to be released documentary directed by Cullen Hoback and starring Margaret Atwood, Orson Scott Card, Ray Kurzweil, Moby, and Mark Zuckerberg.

Here's how the film pitches itself:

Admit it: you don’t really read the endless terms and conditions connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you download. But every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your secrets, and they’re not only selling the information to the highest bidder, but also sharing it with the government. And you agreed to all of it. This disquieting exposé demonstrates how every one of us is incrementally opting-in to a real-time surveillance state, click by click- and what, if anything, you can do about it.

I fear the answer to "what, if anything, you can do about it" is "nothing" with the rider "we are, now and forever, pwned."

The film's site has a useful list of privacy tools. Now watch the trailer and worry:

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