Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by Will Hagle
Do Not Track is a personalized documentary series about privacy and the web economy.
Do Not Track is an interactive online documentary created through a collaboration between several different companies and organizations, notably Arte and the National Film Board of Canada. The documentary series is all about online tracking. It aims to show web users exactly how their information is monitored and tracked by companies on a regular basis. It includes interviews with tracking experts from a variety of fields, discussing our uncertain relationships with technology. The documentary is one of the most interesting ways of delving into the important topic of online privacy. It’s a big, ambitious project that exposes some frightening truth, but it’s also a subject that’s well worth exploring.
The irony of Do Not Track is that it requires your e-mail address, as well as additional information about yourself, in order to personalize the experience. It can seem scary giving this information to the website, but the more you give the more personalized and relevant the documentary becomes. Plus, as you’ll realize, much of this information is already being tracked by other companies without you knowing it. There are multiple episodes of the documentary series, each focusing on a specific topic related to the broad theme of online privacy. The experience can be creepy at times, but it’s important to understand the realities of online tracking. Watch the documentary and join the discussion about tracking, privacy and the web economy.