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  • Summary: With fascinating examples and so-unbelievable-they’re-almost-funny facts, filmmaker Cullen Hoback exposes what governments and corporations are legally taking from you every day - turning the future of both privacy and civil liberties uncertain. From whistle blowers and investigative journalists to zombie fan clubs and Egyptian dissidents, this disquieting exposé demonstrates how every one of us has incrementally opted-in to a real-time surveillance state, click by click- and what, if anything, can be done about it. [Variance Films] Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Jul 11, 2013
    90
    The title of Terms and Conditions May Apply is unlikely to excite, but the content of this quietly blistering documentary should rile even the most passive viewer.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Jul 8, 2013
    80
    Deftly balancing twin goals of informing and entertaining, the pic matter-of-factly details the various ways that marketers, multinational corporations, police departments and government-run intelligence-gathering organizations obtain and exploit info.
  3. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Jul 17, 2013
    80
    In inverse proportion to typically long-winded, inscrutable terms of service, the film is concise, direct and thoroughly engaging.
  4. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jul 8, 2013
    70
    Though it mostly summarizes available arguments instead of uncovering new facts, it's an accessible primer.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott MacDonald
    Jul 10, 2013
    67
    Terms And Conditions may not be a particularly well-made documentary, but it provides a much-needed wake-up call.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Aug 15, 2013
    63
    One thing the film does do, if only inadvertently, is offer insight as to how we have gotten to this state of affairs.
  7. Reviewed by: Andrew Lapin
    Jul 11, 2013
    40
    Apart from its shallow analysis, Terms And Conditions is, if anything, not alarmist enough: Its worst-case scenario has already come true.

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