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August 2, 2019

'The Great Hack' explores the dark side of big data

By LINDSEY BAHR
AP Film Writer


THE GREAT HACK

Directors: Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim

Rating: TV-MA

Running time: 114 minutes

Thinking about finally getting off of Facebook? “The Great Hack,” a new documentary on Netflix, might just be the push you were looking for. At the very least, you'll probably never take another online personality test. It's meant to scare and influence you, and probably even for good reason — although it is a little ironic that the entire film is about how our personal data is being manipulated and turned into fearmongering tactics.


 
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