Simplified, the now ubiquitous user agreement codex that grants access/creates accounts for virtual use (e-mail, social media, online-shopping, online-dating etc), whether it be commerce or communication, – is actually a rights relegation & disannulment process where the “user” basically submits everything from that point to be indefinitely preserved (even if you delete your account), plundered & used covertly for commercial activity & surveillance purposes by intelligence services, multinationals, private companies & corporate entities (probably with some other unannounced freaks in on the feeding-frenzy too). When you see it all laid-out & fully explained, it’s nothing short of total’ total subterfuge on a barely describable scale. Typically, people presume protection & crucially (& fatally) “innocuousness” from the tech/virtual industry. restrictions, regulations, safeguards & prevention from the total exploitation of personal data, assumed to be enforced by government bodies/internationally recognized legislative treaties & ha ha – “the rule of law” ……. absolutely no such thing! loud & abundantly clear. You sign it all away/rescind your rights & then you start providing. The customer becomes the commodity. I always knew it was bad news (one of the pillar reasons I have never ever done social media), but I had no idea it was this unpleasant & herculean in it’s utterly surreptitious nightmare nature. Again, no matter how relaxed you are about unwarranted & unconsensual scrutiny from undeclared bodies rummaging, storing, spying & reselling, this is darkly disturbing & profoundly unpleasant stuff that shocks to the depths.
An incredible’ incredible documentary & heaving repository of super informative investigative journalism that’s almost beyond exaggeration in its timeliness & urgency. There are so many good contributors, with Chris Soghoian from American Civil Liberties Union & Raney Reitman of Electric Frontier Foundation raining down some of the most significant blows.
Terminate your accounts. Boycott the fucking lot of em’! disconnect & engage in more constructive & sovereign actions.
Hyrax Films/Roco Films
Released – 2013
thanks to Buckingham-Bollock