News bites: Close ties between White House, NSA review group

The Associated Press examines the close ties between the White House and the surveillance review board. 

New York regulators will announce a crackdown on deceptive Internet reviews, according to The New York Times

A German group claims to have hacked the iPhone's fingerprint scanner, Reuters reports. 

The New York Times editorial board criticizes the NSA for inserting "back doors" into security standards.