12 April 2018
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NOTHING TO HIDE documentary examines "passive public acceptance of massive corporate and governmental incursions into individual and group privacy and rights"
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NOTHING TO HIDE questions the growing, puzzling and passive public acceptance of massive corporate and governmental incursions into individual and group privacy and rights.
People generally agree that mass surveillance regimes are inherently invasive and authoritarian. Yet at the same time, the number of online apps and free services people install is constantly increasing. Forced to accept their terms and conditions, they click away their privacy and grant access to their own personal data. To justify their compliance, most of the people usually repeat: Anyway, I dont interest anyone, Why would they look at me? and finally I have NOTHING TO HIDE.
The Mister X Experiment
Through the stories of five protagonists, the documentary questions the threats that mass surveillance can pose to our democracies and for people who might think they are not concerned. The main character of the movie is a young artist in Berlin, who tend to think that he has nothing to hide.
Mister X accepted to be tracked over 30 days on his cell phone and laptop. His data were then given to a data analyst and a tracker specialist. The experiment needed a month of preparation, a month of shooting and a month of analysis.
The challenge was to see how much the two hackers could learn about Mister X through his digital activity (WhatsApp, Facebook, GPS location...) focusing only on his metadata (without looking into the contents of his communications)."
See: NOTHING TO HIDE documentary 2017 (Vimeo, link) available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish.
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