Cullen Hoback: What Lies Upstream

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Cullen Hoback has made several documentaries including Terms and Conditions May Apply, about the demise of peoples’ privacy online, and What Lies Upstream, which questions whether government is doing all it can to keep drinking water safe. Hoback tells host Robert Scheer that despite the damning information revealed by Edward Snowden about government spying, he was surprised at the lackluster response from the general public. He says private companies that monitor peoples’ data online, including one used by Donald Trump's campaign during the election, now claim to have thousands of data points on people. And, he discusses why there have been so few whistle-blowers to come forward about government monitoring and to stand up for safe drinking water.

Photo by Mitchell Weinstock

Credits

Guest:
Cullen Hoback - filmmaker, film producer and director - @CullenHoback

Host:
Robert Scheer

Producers:
Joshua Scheer, Rebecca Mooney