Have you heard about the outstanding documentary film Terms and Conditions May Apply? Directed by Cullen Hoback, it exposes what corporations and governments can learn about you based on how you use the Internet and your cell phone.
There will be an online screening of the film, free to the first 3,000 viewers, this Sunday at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT).
The movie focuses on what you agree to share when you go to Internet giants like Google and Facebook. These are the practices outlined in so-called privacy policies and terms of service, hence the film's title Terms and Conditions May Apply.
Most folks don't read those "privacy policies," which I prefer to call "spy polices" because they don't explain how your data is kept private, but rather how the corporate giants intrude in your digital life and use your information for their purposes — usually to make a buck..
So, Terms and Condition May Apply cuts to the chase and shows you the extent that your privacy is routinely invaded. A delightful irony is a moment in the film when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is approached for an interview outside his house. Concerned about his privacy, he asks the recording be stopped.
Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court is one of those interviewed in the documentary.
So, if you have a moment Sunday — or don't want to watch football — watch Terms and Conditions May Apply online at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). It's free for the first 3,000 and $3 after that. Details of how to watch are here.