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Know those Dickens-length user agreements you click "Agree" to before doing anything substantial online? If you're still under the impression they're benign and boilerplate, Cullen Hoback's Terms and Conditions May Apply may be just the thing -- a roundup of the ways our digital lives don't belong to us as much as we expect them to. Timing could hardly be better for the doc, whose concerns align well with the current NSA data-mining debate; though it mostly summarizes available arguments instead of uncovering new facts, it's an accessible primer that could have some appeal at arthouses.
Things get more serious with summaries of social media privacy concerns. Though much of this ground is well-covered, viewers may be surprised by some tidbits: Deleting information on Facebook, we're told, actually just means you're hiding it from yourself -- the data is still on the company's servers, for who knows how long.
Those still inclined to respond to privacy concerns with an "I've got nothing to hide" shrug might be moved by anecdotes in which innocent (if dumb) online jokes prompt SWAT team raids and consumers with good credit see their limits drop just because they've shopped at stores frequented by deadbeats. Think encrypting your data is the answer? Technologists point out how quickly code-breaking tools improve, meaning secret messages can simply be stored for a few years until your double-tough password is as easy to crack as "1234."