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Area Man Ambushes Mark Zuckerberg For His Neat Documentary About Privacy

Burn: "Look, I don't want you to record us."

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Mark Zuckerberg is finally going to be a movie star! Well, “movie” and “star” aren’t the most appropriate words here, but the Facebook founder was apparently secretly caught on camera by filmmaker Cullen Hoback who ambushed him outside of his California house to seek comment about Internet security and privacy.

Holding a video camera, Mr. Hoback asked Mr. Zuckerberg a few questions about privacy including what his real thoughts are on the issue. But Zuck told him to stop filming and instead told him contact Facebook’s press department to set something up.

But, TWIST, Mr. Hoback was wearing a “spy glass” and kept filming without his knowledge.

So, uh, why? The Telegraph writes:

Hoback said his main motivation was to turn the experience on to Zuckerberg: “I just wanted him to say, ‘Look, I don’t want you to record me,’ and I wanted to say, ‘Look, I don’t want you to record us'”.

Good one.

All will be revealed when his documentary, called Terms and Conditions, is released later this month. It sounds very topical since the premise is about what tech companies do with that all that data they keep on you. He joked that it’s actually a “horror film” since it would take 180 hours for users to read the…terms and conditions…on social networking sites.

Maybe Mr. Zuckerberg will finally win that Spirit Award he’s been craving?

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