The Great Hack

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Docu traces exploitation of personal data on the internet.

NR 2019 113 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

Essential digital citizenship viewing

I loved this two hour doc, because it really hones in on the dangers of having our every click and online data point collected. We see how this data can be used by ill -ntentioned individuals to change the outcome of elections. We learn a lot more about Cambridge Analytica than what I'd heard in the news. The fact they used to be a military sector provider before being rebranded by Bannon explains a lot. Its chilling to watch! Mature 13 year olds should enjoy it, with their parents or other adults in the family. It should make a great discussion starter on the traces they ( and we) leave online.

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Ends up being another political jab. Not really "groundbreaking" info here.

There's not much here we didn't already know. They try to tie this into some grand conspiracy against certain political figures. But honestly, if you didn't know people gather and store data on individuals, then you're basically a moron at this point. But for most of us this is redundant and somewhat skewed in it's presentation.

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