Internet surveillance has become the norm in society. Meanwhile, leaking private information on the Internet is no longer shocking news for anyone. Under such circumstances, how can we protect ourselves when we rarely detach from our electronic devices? Inspired by the “Citizen Lab” project produced by Dr. Ron Deibert from the University of Toronto, Black Code begins with the exploration of the Bahnhof Data Centre in Sweden and deciphers the prototype of the server used at WikiLeaks showcasing an interview with whistleblower Jon Karlung. The film production team went to Dharamsala, Pakistan and Brazil, where journalists, social movement leaders and hackers reveal information of the insiders to the audience. The film also shows how the national security firewall is tested, as well as the repulsive truth behind Internet surveillance undertaken by the Government.
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