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'Black budget' shows massive bureaucracy, misplaced priorities, IU expert says

Classified budget figures and successes and failures by American intelligence agencies, exposed for the first time this week by The Washington Post, show a massive bureaucracy with misplaced priorities, according to an Indiana University cybersecurity and privacy expert Fred H. Cate. Full Story >>

Legal experts weigh in on Supreme Court case concerning Chemical Weapons Convention

David Fidler

An international group of leading arms control experts, including the IU Maurer School of Law's David P. Fidler, has filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the federal legislation that implements U.S. treaty obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention. This group includes David P. Fidler from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Full Story >>

Professors call data collection under Verizon order illegal, dangerous in Supreme Court brief

Fred H. Cate

Leading professors of privacy and surveillance law today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the secret order of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court authorizing the NSA to collect "all call detail records or 'telephony metadata' created by Verizon," including calls wholly within the U.S. and calls between the U.S. and abroad. Full Story >>

IU's Fred Cate: XKeyscore shows how out of touch NSA is with law, public sentiment

The disclosure today by the Guardian newspaper of another NSA surveillance program is only the most recent in a series of revelation suggesting how out of touch the National Security Agency is with U.S. law and with public sentiment about privacy and its protection, according to an Indiana University cybersecurity and privacy expert. Full Story >>

IU expert: Surveillance programs trampling Fourth Amendment

As Americans spend a long holiday weekend celebrating the birth of the United States, one Indiana University privacy expert believes recent disclosures about widespread government surveillance programs signal the erosion of something the founding fathers believed so heavily in -- the Fourth Amendment. Even worse, the massive programs are doing little, if anything, to prevent terrorism. Full Story >>

IU expert: Latest NSA spying revelations pose four major challenges to White House

Fred Cate

According to Indiana University cybersecurity and data privacy expert Fred H. Cate, four factors make the latest spying revelations concerning the National Secuirty Agency particularly problematic for the Obama administration. Full Story >>