If the producers of the next World s Most Interesting Man in the World commercial were looking for a Silicon Valley type, a prime candidate might be Bradley Tusk, a 42-year-old New Yorker who advises companies such as FanDuel and Tesla that are disrupting highly regulated industries.Tusk made his bones in Silicon Valley through advising Uber, which paid him in equity for his services while still a Series A company, dramatically boosting Tusk s net worth he says he hasn t sold any , and in the process, creating a model for his newest firm, Tusk Ventures.Right now, Tusk Ventures, founded less than a year ago, has a dozen clients.Most of the 30 staffers who work at the company come out of politics at high levels, says Tusk, and each helps two clients navigate their respectively regulatory waters, such as keeping them up to date with a curated email that they receive by 7 a.m. every morning.Tusk is raising a venture fund to ramp up his investing activities, though he declined to speak about any specifics at a dinner with reporters earlier this week.Tusk was formerly Michael Bloomberg s campaign manager, helping him to get elected to an unprecedented third term as the mayor of New York City after convincing the New York City Council to extend the role s term limits.
You WON T BELIEVE THE ANSWERBlackBerry's biggest fan ... Rudy GiulianiSketch So, what, if anything, keeps former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani awake at night?You gotta always worry about a nation with an insane leader, he told startled attendees.An old friend of BlackBerry CEO John Chen, Giuliani told a surprise audience of some 400 BlackBerry partners, journalists and analysts at BlackBerry s annual Security Summit in NYC that cybersecurity was his last crusade.Now all of this is – and Giuliani made an arc shape with his hands – here.
View photosMoreThis frame grab from a cellphone shows an emergency alert along with a news alert on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, about a man wanted in connection with explosions in the New York City metropolitan area.The Associated Press takes a look at these wireless emergency alerts and how they work.Other devices were found in the New York City area but caused no injuries.Police had him in custody later Monday, after a New Jersey bar owner reported a person asleep in the bar's doorway.According to the Federal Communications Commission, these text-like messages let cellphone users in a particular area receive notices about what are deemed critical emergencies.Messages can be about weather threats, Amber alerts for missing children or emergencies like a chemical spill.
Illustration: Jim Cooke, Photo: Stephan Guarch, ShutterstockIn 2006, then-New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg issued an executive order establishing the Office of Special Enforcement, a citywide agency responsible for enforcing quality of life regulations—a nebulous, ideologically charged concept that refers to anything from music venues with too many noise complaints to nightclubs that facilitate prostitution to decrepit structures that pose a fire hazard.That office expanded the work of a 40-year-old agency, the Office of Midtown Enforcement, that was essential in making Midtown and Times Square the shiny commercial hubs they are today, and created the paradigm for how city agencies address issues and combat adverse conditions...that threaten public safety, community livability and property values and can lead to serious crime, Bloomberg s order read.When Bill de Blasio took office in 2014, he doubled down, and paid Palantir $907,413 for 24 Gotham server cores and licenses for the Department of Finance.Later that same year, the City paid $20,000 to provide 10 inspectors from the Office of Special Enforcement OSE with Palantir s mobile technology, connecting them to everything the city knows about every place within it.Co-founded in 2004 by Peter Thiel and Alex Karp, Palantir s inner workings remain shrouded in secrecy.
Michael Bloomberg, the richest billionaire in the media business, returned to his eponymous media company in September 2014, eight months after stepping down as mayor of New York City.One notable sign of his influence on the publication: Michael Bloomberg doesn t appear on Bloomberg s Billionaires Index.FORBES pegs his net worth at $45.7 billion.Bloomberg cofounded his financial data company in 1981 with Charles Zegarand Thomas Secunda, both of whom are now billionaires as well thanks to their minority equity stakes in Bloomberg LP.The company expanded into business news coverage and has more than 2,000 reporters around the world.In 2009, Bloomberg LP bought Business Week magazine from McGraw Hill for a reported $5 million plus assumption of debt.
The white-tailed buck was discovered on Wednesday in Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem.But the deer was actually a wild animal, and it quickly became the centrepiece of a bizarre political feud between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Richard Cuomo.On Thursday afternoon, the city announced it planned to kill the deer.Deer in Harlem - saw this guy walking around in Jackie Robinson park this morning.— Drew Gardner @chompaway December 8, 2016But the Governor s office had a different agenda.
President-elect Donald Trump has picked former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to form a team of private sector cybersecurity experts.Mr Giuliani, once a leading contender for secretary of state, said Mr Trump would meet the team on a regular basis.He was selected because of his private sector cybersecurity expertise, a Trump transition team statement said.Mr Trump has said he plans to create a cybersecurity team within his first 90 days in office.Mr Giuliani's appointment follows Russian hackers' apparent attempt to meddle in November's US election.Mr Trump accepted for the first time at a press conference on Wednesday that the Russians were behind the cyber-breach.
Former New York City Mayor and recent Donald Trump superfan Rudy Giuliani has finally been blessed with a government job — the small fruit, perhaps, of spending 2016 praising the president-elect at every opportunity.Giuliani, after apparently being considered for secretary of state, will instead be an informal cybersecurity advisor to the Trump administration.SEE ALSO: The people taking Trump s secretary of state pick to court aren t who you d expect This is a rapidly evolving field both as to intrusions and solutions and it is critically important to get timely information from all sources, Trump's transition team said in a statement announcing the position.Mr. Giuliani was asked to initiate this process because of his long and very successful government career in law enforcement and his now 16 years of work providing security solutions in the private sector.The release also says Giuliani will help Trump conduct meetings with leaders of private companies that have faced cybersecurity challenges to help build government policy.
EXCLUSIVE: Rudy Giuliani announces he's forming a cyber security group on behalf of Trump administration pic.twitter.com/LC20pYW02dCybersecurity, or more specifically hacking, was credited with helping to hand Donald Trump his recent Presidential election victory; from the damning emails about Hillary Clinton to alleged Russian involvement in the ballots.This week, the President-elect faced the other side of the coin when leaked documents purported to detail his involvement with prostitutes.So it's no wonder he is keen to establish a strong security and defence team around him.The former New York City Mayor, who goes by the name Rudy, has announced he will be leading Trump's cybersecurity, comprised of a number of private sector tech companies.Giuliani is the chairman of the global cybersecurity practice at Greenberg Traurig.
Stop your messin' around, better think of your future The transition team for US president-elect Donald Trump has announced that former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani will advise the incoming administration on how to secure America's digital infrastructure.We're told that the Donald may hold meetings with senior private industry executives with experience in online security.Giuliani will be in charge of organizing those confabs, based on his extensive experience in the infosec industry."As the use of modern communications and technology has moved forward at unparalleled speed, the necessary defenses have lagged behind," the statement reads."The president-elect recognizes that this needs immediate attention and input from private sector leaders to help the government plan to make us more secure.
Former New York City mayor and Donald loyalist Giuliani was today unveiled by Trump's transition team as the future president's cybersecurity adviser – meaning Giuliani will play a crucial role in the defense of America's computer infrastructure.This seemingly insecure system also has a surprising number of network ports open – from MySQL and anonymous LDAP to a very out-of-date OpenSSH 4.7 that was released in 2007.Security gurus are right now tearing strips off Trump's cyber-wizard pick.Top hacker Dan Tentler was first to point out the severely out-of-date Joomla!"It speaks volumes," Tentler told The Register, referring to Giuliani's computer security credentials, or lack of, and fitness for the top post."Seventy-year-old luddite autocrats who often brag about not using technology are somehow put in charge of technology: it's like setting our country on fire and giving every extranational hacker a roman candle – or, rather, not setting on fire, but dousing in gasoline."
A good way to tell whether a "cybersecurity expert" truly knows something about cybersecurity is to take a look at their website, assuming they have one.Does the site look like something coded for a middle school project?If so, you might want to be skeptical.If, for example, the newly appointed informal cybersecurity advisor to President-elect Donald Trump has a company website that looks like it was built after a handful of coding classes, it makes sense to doubt his expertise.Folks on the internet immediately denounced the cybersecurity chops of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was announced as an informal cyber advisor to Trump on Thursday.Giuliani runs a management firm called Giuliani Partners that houses a company branch allegedly dealing with security services.
Former major of New York Giuliani accepts position as leader of Donald Trump s new cybersecurity teamRudy Giuliani is to form and lead a new cyber security team made up of private sector security experts for President-elect Donald Trump.The former New York City Mayor confirmed the appointment on Thursday morning on Fox and Friends.The idea here is to bring together corporate leaders and their technological people, Giuliani said in the interview The president will meet with them on an ongoing basis, as well as anybody else in the administration.Giuliani is a close ally of Donald Trump and publicly backed the Presidential candidate after his inappropriate comments about women, at a time when few others did.Trump was reportedly considering rewarding Giuliani with one of the top posts within his administration, including the positions of attorney general, secretary of homeland security, and director of national intelligence.
When it comes to Donald Trump, it s getting harder by the day to be surprised.His latest mishap comes from a cabinet appointment, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.It s Giuliani, now, that s tasked with protecting our nation from the best and most sophisticated cyber criminals both foreign and domestic.CNBC reported that Dan Tentler, founder of Phobos Group was able to pull up read me files — while using a tethered mobile device, on an airplane — removed by even the most novice of website administrators.Those files give you all the information you need to do nefarious things.Or there s this screenshot, showing Giuliani s expired SSL certificate and failure to force users to a secure https connection.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team have revealed the designs for the 250,000 square foot Union Square Tech Hub.The hub, which was first announced in December, will include 58,000 square feet of fluid space for startups and a 36,500 square foot tech training center.Partners in the training program include the New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education, General Assembly, Per Scholas, FedCap, Code to Work, and Coalition for Queens.The anchor tenant will be Civic Hall — a 1,000-member work and event space that focuses on what founder and CEO Andrew Rasiej said is the idea that technology can be used to support the public good.De Blasio unveiled the designs at an event this afternoon at the New York City headquarters of adtech company AppNexus, where he also talked about his hopes for the space.After praising NYC s tech community for being the most diverse tech community in the country and the most socially conscious tech community in the country, de Blasio said the hub is about making sure more and more New Yorkers benefit from this extraordinary tech ecosystem.
On Friday, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio released the latest designs for the Union Square Tech Hub, a $250 million project that aims to create a central convening point for technology training and networking as the Big Apple tumbles into the increasingly digital future.As evidenced in the designs released by the mayor s office, 14th street s new tech tower looks like what would happen if you asked Ikea to build a white-collar prison.According to the mayor s office, the hub—also known as 14th @ Irving its cross streets — will generate 600 good paying jobs, and serve as a new home for Civic Hall that will include a digital job training facility for all New Yorkers.This massive broken Rubik s cube will be erected in the heart of New York City s Union Square, which in recent years has become home to Best Buy, Whole Foods, Forever 21, and Sephora.The tech hub will be erected between NYU s Palladium dorm once home to a famous nightclub of the same name and a Trader Joe s. It will take the place of P.C.Richard & Son, a local family-owned TV and appliance chain that s been in business for over 100 years, which will move into the basement of 14th @ Irving.
On Friday, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio released the latest designs for the Union Square Tech Hub, a $250 million project that aims to create a central convening point for technology training and networking as the Big Apple tumbles into the increasingly digital future.As evidenced in the designs released by the mayor s office, 14th street s new tech tower looks like what would happen if you asked Ikea to build a white-collar prison.According to the mayor s office, the hub—also known as 14th @ Irving its cross streets — will generate 600 good paying jobs, and serve as a new home for Civic Hall that will include a digital job training facility for all New Yorkers.This massive broken Rubik s cube will be erected in the heart of New York City s Union Square, which in recent years has become home to Best Buy, Whole Foods, Forever 21, and Sephora.The tech hub will be erected between NYU s Palladium dorm once home to a famous nightclub of the same name and a Trader Joe s. It will take the place of P.C.Richard & Son, a local family-owned TV and appliance chain that s been in business for over 100 years, which will move into the basement of 14th @ Irving.
The city that never sleeps has become the city with the most people who have no home to sleep in.As rising rents outpace income growth across the five boroughs, some 62,000 people, nearly 40 percent of them children, live in homeless shelters—rates the city hasn’t seen since the Great Depression.As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faces reelection in November, his reputation and electoral prospects depend in part on his ability to reverse this troubling trend.In the mayor’s estimation, combatting homelessness effectively will require opening 90 new shelters across the city and expanding the number of outreach workers who canvass the streets every day offering aid and housing.Every day in New York, some 400 outreach workers walk the streets checking in on homeless people and collecting information about their health, income, demographics, and history in the shelter system, among other data points.What’s more, systems used by city agencies and non-profits seldom overlapped, complicating efforts to keep track of individuals.
p Some of the wildest and best tips for a replacement have emerged online.Soon after the news broke, Twitter users began suggesting potential candidates ― from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and daughters, Ivanka and Tiffany.Several amusing substitutes are also being proposed, such as Chief Wiggum from “The Simpsons,” “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader and movie actor Stevan Seagal ― who was barred from Ukraine Friday because the new Russian citizen is considered a national security threat.Check out the (admittedly non-exhaustive) list here:I, for one, am confident about the objectivity of future FBI Director Jared Kushner.— Meredith Shiner (@meredithshiner) May 9, 2017
A Wisconsin union ironworker has released a powerful ad to announce his plans to run against Republican house speaker Paul Ryan during next year’s midterm election.Randy Bryce, a US Army veteran, cancer survivor and “lifelong resident of southeastern Wisconsin”, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, which Ryan has represented for nearly 20 years.The two-and-a-half-minute ad was created by Acres, a small NYC shop that’s created political ads for the likes of sen. Bernie Sanders, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and John Fetterman, the mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania.Bryce uses his screen time to criticize the Republicans’ American Health Care Act, the controversial bill that Ryan helped push through the House last month.In the video, Bryce’s mother explains what it’s like living with multiple sclerosis and states that she’s on 20 drugs for the disease.“There’s no doubt in my mind that there are thousands of people like her that don’t have what she has,” Bryce says in the video.
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