Watch this interactive documentary and learn how the Internet is judging us

Is it possible to keep the Internet from realizing that you’re pregnant? That’s the question Princeton sociology professor Janet Vertesi set out to answer in 2013 when she discovered that she was expecting. Her nine-month experiment required her to think like a criminal about how she could go about leaving no trace of her bundle of joy in any of her email activity. She had to call family and friends and tell them not to talk about the pregnancy on Facebook. She and her husband bought baby products — like prenatal vitamins — in person in cash. When she did buy things online, she used Tor to mask her IP address and conceal her identity while browsing, bought items with gift cards from Rite Aid, and had them shipped to an Amazon locker so her home address wouldn’t be associated with the orders.

Cybertainment: Web series shows how personal data is taken online

Most people who are setting up a social media account or downloading a new app hit the “Agree” button for the terms of service agreement without even reading it. They have a vague idea that they’re selling off parts of themselves. The illuminating Web documentary “Do Not Track” will give them a clear of idea of just how much they’re giving away — and to whom.

“Do Not Track” is an international effort, produced by the French production company Upian, the National Film Board of Canada, the French/German public broadcaster Arte and German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk.

All The Ways Your Smartphone Is Spying On You 24/7

“Have you ever wondered how Google tracks where you are? How about what those terms and conditions mean when you access free Wi-Fi?

As scary as it sounds, your smartphone’s apps share a lot of the private information on your device with marketing agencies, phone operators and other private companies. But where does all that data go? And what happens to it?

AJ+ and the interactive documentary series “Do Not Track” investigate.

New Docuseries Reveals How Big Data Tracks Your Every Move On The Internet

Is it possible to traverse the internet without being tracked?
Savvy users of the internet are aware, on some level, of the fact that our data is up for grabs all the time. We give away data intentionally — signing up with our name and email to use any number of sites, revealing our personalities and tastes with every tweet and Facebook post, storing our credit card information on Amazon — all the time. But we also give away data without ever really consenting: to third parties that track users across the internet, from one website to the next, compiling a remarkably in-depth profile of you based on your every online move. It feels like we have free email, free Facebook, free Twitter, free Instagram, free everything. But really, it’ll cost you.

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