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Civil society groups warn Senate on cyber legislation

Around 38 civil society groups called on the Senate to include the same privacy protections that were baked into a sweeping cybersecurity bill last year in future legislation on the matter, warning against handing more authority over to the National Security Agency (NSA). In a letter to senators, the groups say the recent revelations about the NSA surveillance programs “have heightened our concerns” about upcoming Senate debate on cybersecurity legislation.