Black Code

2016

Black Code (2016)

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A look at how the Internet and big data are used by governments around the world to spy on and control their citizens, and how activists are using those same tools to stay informed and organize protests. Directed by Nick de Pencier.

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They're seductive, those modern conveniences that connect you to the world - your computer, your phone, your Facebook page - but they betray you at every moment ...

Apr 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Black Code pulls back the curtain of awful government intrusion in very immediate terms. Genuinely terrifying, because these things are happening to regular citizens all over the world, it comes from the heart and seeks ways to end this madness.

Feb 28, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It is an impressively rich film, presenting a sea of information - but we are not waving.

Feb 21, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Emphasis on...where populations and government control are growing are vividly illustrated with on-the-ground examples... Some of Deibert's insights are no longer shocking.

Jul 30, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

A documentary on threats to online freedom from malevolent cyberware used by governments, militants, and criminals.

Jun 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The director's approach is scattershot, to be sure, but it's hard to picture a more coherent response to threats that keep evolving even faster than we can identify them.

Apr 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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