(CNN) - A watchdog group meant to guard Americans' right to privacy against overreach by government cyber intelligence has been around for years.
If that makes you feel safer, consider this:
The group met Wednesday for the first time over the two-week old phone and e-mail record-gathering scandal involving the National Security Agency. It had no leader until May, and President Barack Obama meets with it for the very first time Friday.
The president wants to enlist the group to "structure a national conversation" on government cyber intelligence and civil rights.FULL STORY