Backlight: The Bureau of Digital Sabotage

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50'
Marije Meerman
VPRO
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We seem to be prisoners of a worldwide digital web, created by governments and Silicon Valley. How do we stay in control of our own data? Are there ways to escape the digital dystopia?

We live in the post-Edward Snowden era. New revelations are disclosed every week. Communication among citizens and consumers is intercepted and monitored on a large scale. We thought the digital revolution would make us into communicating world citizens, but now we seem to be prisoners of a worldwide digital web. With every headline the net seems to be closing in a little further. Backlight looks beyond the passing fad, wondering: How do we stay in control of our own data and become aware of the new digital reality…