Saturday, November 29, 2014
There was a man with a petition against surveillance outside the theater when I went to see Citizenfour. I get that people are outraged that the government can watch all of our activity on the internet and cell phones, but on the other hand, you are throwing all of your information out into the public domain. In this film,the film maker talks to whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong kong. He goes through the whys and what-fors of what the government does with this information. The disturbing part of this situation to me is not the tracking, but the politics of what is done with the information. It will be interesting to see what happens as technology grows.