Cullen Hoback is an American filmmaker, film producer and director. He is also an occasional columnist and speaker. His three documentary films include Monster Camp (2007), Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013) and What Lies Upstream (2018). His documentary style has been described as non-fiction horror with a comedic tone. He appears on-camera as a central character in Terms and Conditions May Apply and What Lies Upstream. Following the release of Terms and Conditions May Apply, Hoback has written op-eds for many journals including The Guardian, presented as faculty at The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, and has appeared as a privacy expert on networks and shows including MSNBC, CNN, NPR, Huffington Post, Stossel, and The Young Turks. Hoback has been overtly critical of the relationship between corporations and the government, and how they’ve been complicit in the surveillance system. On 25 December 2013, Cullen Hoback and Ondi Timoner released a lengthy conversation about how the surveillance situation has evolved since her film, We Live in Public. In an interview with The Guardian earlier that month in December 2013, Hoback commented that whistleblower Edward Snowden should be granted immunity by the US government.