House Votes to End Spy Agencies' Bulk Collection of Phone Data

May 13, 2015

"The big news in the USA Freedom Act is to limit bulk collection programs," said Georgia Institute of Technology professor Peter Swire, who served on a review commission appointed by President Barack Obama after Snowden's disclosures. "One (court) order would no longer authorize a bulk collection program, whether for telephone metadata or for other purposes." Read More >

Pindrop Security Raises $35M

February 18, 2015

Pindrop Security recently raised $35 million in venture capital as it gears up for global expansion, Atlanta Business Chronicle has learned. Pindrop technology was developed at the Georgia Tech Information Security Center. The company was founded by CEO Vijay Balasubramaniyan and is backed by serial cybersecurity entrepreneur and investor Paul Judge. Read More >

Computers Could Talk Themselves into Giving Up Secrets

October 30, 2014

Wenke Lee, the Georgia Tech professor who led the work, says the problems appear to be the result of incorporating speech recognition and other features into phones late in the development cycle. "These features were added after the OS had been implemented, so they don’t have the same kinds of security checks,” says Lee. Read More >