The Circle: A Reflection on Security at All Costs | (dot)security
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The Circle (2017) offers a provocative overview on security in contemporary societies. Through the story of Mae Holland, a millenial working for Circle, a tech multinational company, the movie explores how much of their privacy and personal information policy makers and individuals are willing to sacrifice in order to protect their security and promote noble concepts as human rights defence and transparency in politics.
In a setting reminding individual’s self surveillance by Michel Foucault, the main character will discover the negative costs of a hyper secure and transparent world. The movie is directed by James Ponsoldt, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. Available on Netflix.