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Mesa company sells cell phone pouch to block tracking

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Politicians took to the airwaves Sunday morning to blast the Obama administration's data mining program.

One lawmaker is even proposing a class-action lawsuit.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said the government's intelligence gathering strategy crosses the line.

He's talking about the collecting of telephone records and mining of popular online services in what the government said is an effort to prevent acts of terrorism.

Paul says this is clear violation of the privacy rights of Americans.

"I'm going to be seeing if I can challenge this at the Supreme Court level," Paul told Fox News. "I'm going to be asking the internet providers and all of the phone companies; ask your customers to join me in a class-action lawsuit."

But, not everyone agrees with him.

Arizona Sen. John McCain told CNN, "We passed the Patriot Act. We passed specific provisions of the act that allowed for this program to take place, to be enacted in operation. Now, if members of Congress did not know what they were voting on, then I think that that's their responsibility a lot more than it is the government's."

If you are concerned about the government or your cell phone provider tracking you, a Valley company says they've got a solution.

The Rapp It Up Wireless Security Company is based in Mesa and sells a high-tech cell phone pouch.

They claim as long as your phone is in the Rapp It Up, you are off the grid and all unauthorized access to your device is blocked.

"This is a security device specifically for people who want to protect their identity, protect their private and personal information, bank account numbers and pin numbers - and, also that do not want to be tracked by the government or any other type of agency or company," said Daniel Hilburn, CEO of The Rapp It Up Wireless Security Company.

To learn more about how the product works, visit the company's website.

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