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The controversy over National Security Agency data mining isn’t going away anytime soon. As you know, the scandal blew up when it was discovered that the government issued a secret order to Verizon Business Network Services to provide the NSA with logs for millions of calls on an ongoing daily basis.

Numerous lawsuits are being announced with each passing day and some have already been filed. For example, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he will sue the Obama administration over the “unconstitutional” PRISM surveillance programs.

And now, an activist group is suing Apple and Tim Cook, as well as Facebook, Google, YouTube, Skype, AT&T, Sprint, Yahoo, Microsoft, PalTalk, AOL, the NSA and its Director Keith Alexander, President Obama himself and Attorney General Eric Holder over participating in the government’s secret Big Brother initiative…

FreedomWatch founder and a former Justice Department prosecutor Larry Klayman announced he just filed a new $20 billion dollar companion class action suit in DC federal court today.

The lawsuit is in addition to a three billion dollar class action with regard to the alleged government privacy abuse by the Obama administration and Verizon.

Klayman said:

This and the Verizon class action will serve to unify all political and social persuasions in our great nation to wage a second American revolution, one that is peaceful and legal – but pursued with great resolve and force.

Government dishonesty and tyranny against the people have reached historic proportions during the last three administrations in particular, and the time has come for We the People to rise up and reclaim control of our nation. If not, the government will control us and this will mark the end of individual liberties.

In case you’ve been sleeping under the rock lately, Uncle Sam secretly teamed up with Silicon Valley giants in what could only be called a mass-scale Orwellian snooping.

The goal: collect an enormous amount of data directly from these companies’ servers, on an ongoing basis. Data streams coupled with signals intelligence are then being fed to advanced computer programs which mine data and profile information in search for clues, useful connections and communications and so forth.

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Apple denied participating in the initiative – a spokesperson saying Apple never heard of PRISM – as did all tech giants named on one of the slides leaked from a secret presentation to the President. Though Dropbox is notably absent on the list, one of the other slides says the cloud-storage startup is “coming soon”.

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The world’s governments were taken by surprise realizing the U.S. government and the NSA are able to not just crack open everyone’s social accounts, but also listen to your Skype calls, read your Gmail messages and draw a comprehensive outlook of your whereabouts, contacts, online habits, search history and track pretty much anything you do on the web these days.

But then again, you must have suspected that Big Brother has been watching you.

  • Evad3_Me

    Good, I hope there’s an American Spring just like the Arab Spring(s) etc. Our government is corrupt, and the leaking of this has proved it.

    I don’t see this going away anytime soon, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama got impeached over this.

    • marcus1324

      I agree with you on everything you just said. I’m republican as well.

      • Evad3_Me

        That’s great, and I’m democratic, but I agree that something needs to be done no matter your political party.

      • marcus1324

        Something needs to be done with the whole U.S. Government. Democrats and Republicans both need to change and we need stronger politicians and leaders.

  • Tyler

    I like the Daily Show joke about the logo lookin like a shitty Pink Floyd rip off

    • Kurt

      you watch the daily show? seriously??

      • Dan

        I like the Daily Show, especially the Colbert Report! lol

      • Tyler

        Apparently, yes!

  • Alejandro M. Marez

    Wow, this has been going on for quite some time! It’s not surprising… it just make you feel dirty that it’s officially out in the open like this.

    • Lordthree

      You’d prefer it not out in the open?

      • Alejandro M. Marez

        On the contrary. I’m glad it’s out in the open. We’ve all had the idea that stuff like this is going on behind the curtain, we just have proof now.

      • Kurt

        just having it out in the open isn’t enough. If we don’t care for our 4th amendment rights as well as the others then we don’t have them any longer. Obama will not follow the constitution, its just a paper, if we let him he will begin killing americans without a trial. oh wait that already started.

    • Landie Ross

      So, you knew about this and said nothing?! Thanks! BTW JK : P

      • Alejandro M. Marez

        Lol, DON’T INDICT ME BRO!

      • Landie Ross

        haha nah never that man! : D

  • Steve Jobs never allowed this kind of US Gov BS… one of the good reasons to miss him even more. Plus those ugly iOS7 icons… that little details that only SJ know exactly how to do it… remember the “Google icon… yellow detail…” when he called the Google designer on a weekend, looking to fix it?

    “So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I’ve already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow” said Steve. “I’ve been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I’m not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn’t have the right yellow gradient. It’s just wrong and I’m going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?”

    Without a doubt, Apple was Steve Jobs! And a say this as a HUGE apple fan.

    • @dongiuj

      “Steve Jobs never allowed this kind of US Gov BS” You know this because he told you, right?

      • Just look at the year that Apple joined this crap. It’s pretty easy to understand that…

    • mav3rick

      Some already started to bash Jobs and Forstall work calling them having a “weakness for the saccharine” on their vision for the now gone real iOS. But because of them is AAPL where it is today and many can gather around like here on iDB and have what to talk about.

    • Dan

      Apple was SJ, I agree 100%.

  • Landie Ross

    They might as well call it the PRISON Program!

  • JAB

    ويش صاير، الكل يبي ينهب، سرقة مو طبيعية ههههههههههههههههههههههههه

  • Chandler

    anyone can sue anyone for anything

  • Ignacio Irigoyen

    He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither. … BF

    • Joseph

      …If you’re going to honor a dead man at least say his full name.

      • Ignacio Irigoyen

        I wanted to exalt the message not the men

      • Kurt

        He also quoted the wrong guy, it was Thomas Jefferson who said that.

      • Ignacio Irigoyen

        Wikipedia (I know is not always the most trusted source) says it was Franklin, I just look it up

    • Kurt

      It was Thomas Jefferson.

  • Bing Beta

    I have losed all faith in this god damn country this is terrible I hope we have a 2nd American revolution

    • JoelJEstrada

      Over 217,000 deaths in the American revolution. You want that too?

      • Bing Beta

        who said it needed to be a violent revoulution?