If you have a Verizon Business Network Services account, the feds have been spying on you. Yes, YOU.
For the past 41 days, the federal government has been tracking who you've been talking to, when you talked to that person and for how long.
Do you feel violated? Take action today and demand that this unconstitutional program stop.
With all the secrecy surrounding the federal government's surveillance programs, we feared that the overly broad provisions of the Patriot Act were being used to spy on ordinary Americans in their everyday lives.
The Guardian confirmed it in a story about a leaked court document.
Since Verizon Business Network is one of the largest telephone providers in the country, we could be talking about millions of people. And we have no idea what other phone companies have been issued similar orders and have likewise turned over this information.
"From a civil liberties perspective, the program could hardly be any more alarming. It’s a program in which some untold number of innocent people have been put under the constant surveillance of government agents," said Jameel Jaffer, American Civil Liberties Union deputy legal director. "It is beyond Orwellian, and it provides further evidence of the extent to which basic democratic rights are being surrendered in secret to the demands of unaccountable intelligence agencies."
On May 31, 2011, the ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request demanding that the Justice Department release information about the government's use and interpretation of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, and in October 2011 we filed a lawsuit to enforce the request.
We won't stop pressing for information about government programs to spy on ordinary citizens, and we won't stop working to stop them.
Get angry and take action today. Sign the petition and share it with your friends. Stand up for your rights.