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Civil liberties groups pressure White House to fill surveillance oversight board

by Tonya Riley

Civil rights groups say the shotage at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is leaving surveillance abuses unchecked.

NSA unmasked more U.S. entities caught in foreign cyber-espionage efforts last year

by Shannon Vavra

The jump is the result of an effort to identify U.S. victims of foreign espionage, an ODNI official said.

Congress is about to have a really challenging year on cybersecurity

by Chris Bing

2017 will be a banner year for cybersecurity in Congress and that isn’t necessarily a good thing, said House Intelligence Committee Staff Director Michael Bahar, “we have kicked off the year with a lot going wrong with Russia and its hacking.” While there are multiple probes by different committees, in both the House and Senate, to investigate Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election, those retrospective efforts are just the beginning of what will ultimately be a very busy year in Congress as lawmakers face a myriad of cybersecurity-related policy decisions.

NSA, Yahoo deny mass email surveillance

by Shaun Waterman

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers and Yahoo are both denying a Reuters report that the agency secretly ordered the company to search every incoming email, but the New York Times has confirmed important elements of the story.