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Terms And Conditions May Apply
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 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… More
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"A depressing reflection of a pervasive and thoroughly modern malaise."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The term "opting in" suggests a matter of choice. But as the thoughtful and spirited documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply" makes chillingly clear, choices are few for netizens."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Examines how companies manipulate customers into giving them what they want -- namely, information about their users."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"Terms and Conditions May Apply takes an interesting turn when it delves into the subject of government eavesdropping on private citizens. Turns out Big Brother and big business are in bed together."
‑ Chris Knight, National Post
"An engaging and rather scary nonfiction look at the death-by-papercut of online privacy."
‑ Brent Simon, Shockya.com
"Not just a documentary about Internet privacy, but a non-fiction horror flick for anyone who blindly agrees to user licensing agreements online (a.k.a. everyone)."
‑ Philip Brown, Globe and Mail
"A quietly appalled we-really-oughta-do something documentary ..."
‑ Trey Graham, NPR
"A riveting, fast-paced documentary about our increasing lack of privacy in a world overrun by social media, "Terms and Conditions May Apply" is skillfully pieced together like a first-rate thriller."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"Your brain will be overflowing with information by the end of this short 79-minute exercise. Taxing? Perhaps. Entertaining. Yes..."
‑ Elias Savada, Film Threat
"Nobody reads the terms-and-conditions of Web sites. They're designed to discourage us from doing so... and there's a reason why."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"The film presents some worthwhile information, but in a painfully uncreative manner."
‑ Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader
"The title of "Terms and Conditions May Apply" is unlikely to excite, but the content of this quietly blistering documentary should rile even the most passive viewer."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Disturbing and enraging. It raises awareness about the searing topic of invasion of privacy in an entertaining, easy-to-follow fashion that includes comic relief and doesn't resort to merely one talking head after another."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"One of the most important and eye-opening films of the year, a brisk compendium of the ways the websites and web businesses we all use exploit our personal data."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"Even given the shapelessness of the picture, Hoback does the best he can in providing an imperfect timeline to a possibly worsening issue."
‑ Gabe Toro, The Playlist
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