‘Surveillance Capitalism’ (2019)

Our weekly documentary curated by our editorial team at 21WIRE.

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Our weekly documentary curated by our editorial team at 21WIRE.

What is surveillance capitalism? Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” reveals how Silicon Valley tech firms harvest and sell our data. This film takes the lid off Google and Facebook and reveals a merciless form of capitalism in which no natural resources, but the citizen itself, serves as a raw material. By chance, Google discovers that the “residual data” that people leave behind in their searches on the internet is very precious and trade-able. A new fascist economic model is born: “surveillance capitalism.”

Run time: 50 min
Director: Roland Duong
Released: VPRO Documentaries (2019)

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