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NYU Ranked Tops in Internet Piracy

NYU Ranked Tops in Internet Piracy

Torrent Freak released a list of BitTorrent usage at universities, and NYU came in at second place. Despite most universities' anti-piracy policies, college students still participate in illicit file-sharing on their school networks. NYU totaled at about 986 hits behind Rutgers, in first place, with [Full Story…]

U.S. Chief CTO Park Speaks at #NYTechMeetup

U.S. Chief CTO Park Speaks at #NYTechMeetup

At a recent NY Tech Meetup, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park outlined the Obama Administration's plans to work more closely with tech startups. A majority of Park's work has been with five projects aimed at harnessing technology to improve government services. Before becoming CTO in March, [Full Story…]

#NYTechMeetup Gets Letters From Obama and Romney

#NYTechMeetup Gets Letters From Obama and Romney

A few weeks ago, NY Tech Meetup sent a letter to both Governor Romney and President Obama asking for an explanation about how their individual policies will benefit the NY startup community. The letter detailed the "renaissance in startup innovation in NYC that now rivals Silicon Valley," and [Full Story…]

NY State Assembly Employee Reprimanded for Online Posts

NY State Assembly Employee Reprimanded for Online Posts

An employee from the NY State Assembly was reprimanded for posting comments under a pseudonym on the Internet to defend the way Speaker Sheldon Silver handled a sexual harassment scandal. According to the NY Times, the employee's name is Bill Eggler, 48 years old, and he may have been doing his [Full Story…]

#NYCMTA Chief Now Tweeting

#NYCMTA Chief Now Tweeting

MTA Chief Joseph Lhota's Twitter account is unique among NY's politicians, reporters and city officials. He runs his Twitter on his own, and doesn't allow for much shame or editing. According to the NY Times, Lhota has enthusiastically tweeted about the cancellation of "Jersey Shore," and has even [Full Story…]

Schumer Intros BRAINS Act for NY Tech Talent

Schumer Intros BRAINS Act for NY Tech Talent

NY Senator Charles E. Schumer recently introduced the "BRAINS Act" at New York General Assembly, which is intended to reform the U.S. visa system in order to encourage the world's best and brightest to stay in America, according to JewishVoiceNY. The new act is aimed at fixing the NY tech industry's [Full Story…]

Cuomo Announces New Data Sharing Initiative

Cuomo Announces New Data Sharing Initiative

NY Governor Cuomo announced recently a new data sharing initiative that uses a secure Internet portal that gives law enforcement agencies instantaneous access to information which is housed by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The information includes photos of all New York State drivers and [Full Story…]

NY Judge Rules Twitter Must Produce #OWS Protesters Posts

NY Judge Rules Twitter Must Produce #OWS Protesters Posts

NY State Supreme Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. ruled yesterday that Twitter has to turn over post and background information from Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris by Sept. 14. If Twitter does not produce Mr. Harris's posts, than they must provide the court with its earnings [Full Story…]

NY State Honors Tech Employees

NY State Honors Tech Employees

Tech savvy public employees were recognized this week for their innovative uses of technology. The State of New York and e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government Technology honored state employees at the Best of New York 2012 Awards. Among the winners, Nirav Shah of the NYS Commissioner of [Full Story…]

Latin Media and Entertainment Commission Joins NY Mayor’s Office

Latin Media and Entertainment Commission Joins NY Mayor's Office

The Latin Media and Entertainment Commission is now under the auspices of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.  In addition to advising NY on business strategies for Hispanic media and entertainment businesses, the Commission will expand production and media businesses in the city. In [Full Story…]

Hacker Group Allegedly Breaks into NY FBI Agent’s Laptop

Hacker Group Allegedly Breaks into NY FBI Agent's Laptop

The hacker group Antisec claimed it broke into NY FBI agent Christopher Stangl's  laptop and found the unique ID numbers of 12 million Apple devices. It published one million of the stolen IDs on the Internet. The FBI released a statement yesterday saying the agency had “no evidence” that it ever [Full Story…]

NJ Gov. Christie Launches #RNC2012 Twitter, Tumblr & Accelerates Emails

NJ Gov. Christie Launches #RNC2012 Twitter, Tumblr & Accelerates Emails

NJ Governor Chris Christie has recently launched Twitter and Tumblr accounts in order to provide information on his upcoming keynote address and his travels surrounding the Republican National Convention. Christie has already posted a clip of former NJ Gov. Tom Kean Sr. embracing Christie after he [Full Story…]

LulSec’s “Sabu” Continues Working for Feds

LulSec's "Sabu" Continues Working for Feds

Half a year since LulzSec mastermind and NYer Hector "Sabu" Monsegur was sentenced on 12 counts of violating federal law, he is being granted a six-month reprieve in exchange for continued work for the feds. Sabu's work intends to strengthen the FBI's case against his former cohorts, as according to [Full Story…]

NY Joins Local Government Shared Data Initative

NY Joins Local Government Shared Data Initative

Recently, a new layer of data from local governments, called Cities.data.gov, was added to the federal governments data portal, and features data sets from NY and three other major cities. According to Digital Communities, the purpose is to provide comparative data from different levels of the [Full Story…]

Roosevelt Island Campus, New Tech Hub

Roosevelt Island Campus, New Tech Hub

The signs that read “Roosevelt Island: A Fresh Look at the Big Apple,” will soon be true for the area, which is expecting a new complex of buildings meant to make a statement about 21st-century urban design and help transform NY into a lasting 21st-century economic presence. The graduate school, [Full Story…]