Privacy has been a hot button issue lately, thanks to revalations that the NSA has been collecting a ton of data without our consent. It's an outrage, right? But what about the wealth of information we are giving away daily, thanks to Facebook, Google and other networks?
In the new documentary, "Terms And Conditions May Apply," director Cullen Hoback addresses internet privacy and the business behind collecting and selling our information. "Terms and Conditions" has received stellar reviews, and currently has a 86 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was just released last week in select theatres, and while the doc is generating buzz, there's one scene in particular that is standing out to audiences. In one clip, Hoback actually goes to Mark Zuckerberg's home in California and confronts him as he strolls outside. "Do you still think privacy is dead? What are your real thoughts on privacy?" Hoback asks.
"Are you guys recording?" Zuckerberg says back. "Will you please not?"
Hoback turns off the camera, but unbeknownst to Zuck, Hoback keeps recording thanks to a camera hidden in his glasses (it's the future, people). Zuck then tells Hoback to contact Facebook's PR departmentâ€”which of course will be a totally constructive conversation.
In an interview, Hoback says he wanted to flip the intrusion of privacy on Zuck. "I just wanted him to say, 'Look, I don't want you to record me,' and I wanted to say, 'Look, I don't want you to record us.'"
Remember, it was a 19-year-old Zuck who called Facebook users "dumb f-cks" for trusting him.