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Watch this: Celebrities and whistleblowers join to incite NSA protest

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As Edward Snowden gives his approval, the EFF enlists a star-studded cast to promote rally

oliver stone stop watching us
oliver stone stop watching us

Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has enlisted the help of high-profile whistleblowers and celebrities for a new video. "Stop Watching Us: The Video" is a call to arms; it sees celebrities, whistleblowers, activists, and politicians speaking out against mass surveillance and the NSA. Among the celebrity speakers on the video are John Cusack, Oliver Stone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Wil Wheaton. It's hoped that the high-profile faces will help persuade people to rally against the NSA's "dragnet surveillance of our communications."

The Rally Against Mass Surveillance will take place October 26th between midday and 3PM. Organized by the EFF, ACLU, and other groups under the Stop Watching Us banner, the rally has also received endorsement from the high-profile whistleblower Edward Snowden. In a statement posted to the Stop Watching Us site, Snowden says "no telephone in America makes a call ... no internet transaction enters or leaves America without passing through the NSA's hands. Our representatives in Congress tell us this is not surveillance. They're wrong. Now it's time for the government to learn from us."