Omar Todd: Filmmaker

Omar Todd is a filmmaker and the founder of the WikiLeaks political party in Australia. A few of the films he has worked on in his career have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2013, he helped Julian Assange and others found the WikiLeaks Party in Australia as a platform for Assange’s failed Senate bid there.

Todd today works in Los Angeles as a social media and cyber security executive and expert. He helps businesses and non-profit organizations create and grow their brands with social media marketing. He has helped bring the brands and messages of many of these organizations to new audiences and customers with excellent marketing skills and useful connections.

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Omar Todd worked as a producer on the documentary Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist, which takes viewers from the perspective of Peter Jay Brown, self-proclaimed animal savior, and sea rebel. Brown and others featured in the documentary are widely attributed to creating the green movement as we all know it today.

Brown’s fleet of ramming vessels takes on illegal seal hunters, drift-netters, and illegal whalers all over the world. The documentary is an intense account of these seafarers boarding other vessels, ramming them, and fighting animal killers on the high seas.

Omar Todd has helped produce three films, including Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist. Omar Todd was an Executive Producer for the short film Waiting for Gorgo and a producer for Defend, Conserve, and Protect. Todd has used his experience producing these films in his career helping companies expand their social media and marketing spheres over time.

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Omar Todd: Member of the International Cyber Threat Task Force

Omar Todd has been involved in cyber security since before the Internet became the Internet. For almost thirty years, Todd has worked hard to create security systems and solutions for a wide variety of businesses and non-profit organizations over his long career. Todd became a member of the International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF) to broaden his skills and become a part of a network dedicated to global cyber security. Todd is also a founder and national council member of the WikiLeaks Party in Australia. He has worked for several years in Los Angeles as a social media marketing expert.

ICTTF is an exclusive group specifically tailored to businesses and business leaders. It tries to arm business executives and cyber experts like Omar Todd with the skills and knowledge they need to deal with cyber threats. The ICTTF tries to be a catalyst connecting business leaders in certain sectors to protect the US and global economy from cyber threats.

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If cyber security experts and business leaders join forces to combat hackers and cyber threats, they can curb the effects that these threats pose to businesses around the world. The organization was originally created as a not-for-profit virtual organization to connect cyber security experts of all levels around the world.

Omar Todd is a proud member of the ICTTF and hopes that he can continue to add to this international community united in cyber security. He knows that by banding together working with one another, those in the network can eventually create lasting cyber security solutions that all business executives can use.

Omar Todd: What it Takes to be a Business Executive

Omar Todd is a Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer with decades of experience. He has been developing his skills in cyber security for decades and he rose quickly in his positions throughout his career. Today, he works as a social media marketing expert in Los Angeles, helping businesses build and expand their brands throughout the United States and beyond.

He is the Global Technology Director for the famous conservationist nonprofit organization Sea Shepherd, well-known from its feature on the television series “Whale Wars”. Omar Todd helped bring the organization into the world stage by building a worldwide fan base as a social media marketing expert. Becoming a leader in any business in any capacity takes skill and experience, of course, but to rise as a leader and have sustained success in this position, it takes something more.

Omar Todd

He is the Global Technology Director for the famous conservationist nonprofit organization Sea Shepherd, well-known from its feature on the television series “Whale Wars”. Todd helped bring the organization into the world stage by building a worldwide fan base as a social media marketing expert. Becoming a leader in any business in any capacity takes skill and experience, of course, but to rise as a leader and have sustained success in this position, it takes something more.

Omar Todd

Omar Todd has long been obsessed with developing leadership skills and expanding his role as a leader. Part of this involves being able to motivate people and delegate tasks well, but to be successful as an executive, Todd also had to earn the trust of not only external clients and organizations but also the current leadership of his company. Earning the respect and trust of powerful players in any organization takes a long time and constant reinforcement of company culture.

Omar Todd has helped several organizations create better solutions for the future and sustainable success. Todd has enjoyed a long and interesting career, one that has seen him help found a political party, produce several films, and work as a cyber-security and social media marketing expert.

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Omar Todd: Founder of the WikiLeaks Party

Omar Todd is a social media and cyber security executive, a Chief Technical Officer, Chief Information Officer, and filmmaker who was also one of the founders and a national council member of the WikiLeaks Party, a micro political party in Australia. Todd loves all things technology and specializes in the convergence and integration of technology. He works now with businesses and non-profit organizations grow their brands with smart social media marketing. He was the marketing guru behind Sea Shepherd on “Whale Wars” when they had almost no marketing budget.

Omar Todd and his friends in Australia founded the WikiLeaks Party there to support WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s failed bid for a seat in the Australian Senate in the 2013 election. Assange and the WikiLeaks Party won 0.66% of the national vote. Assange himself was a national council member with Omar Todd, along with Matt Watt, Gail Malone, and John Shipton. At the time the WikiLeaks Party registered with the Australian government, in March 2013, the party had over 1300 dues-paying members. The party is libertarian in its ideology. Its platform in 2013 included an introduction of a national shield law in order to protect a reporter’s right not to reveal a source and generally protecting the rights of whistleblowers the promotion of free information.

Omar Todd has produced several films in his career centered on the WikiLeaks Party and its ideology over his long career. He now lives and works in Los Angeles and specializes in social media marketing as well as the Global Technical Director for Sea Shepherd.

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Web giants to cooperate on removal of extremist content

By Julia Fioretti | BRUSSELS

Web giants YouTube (GOOGL.O), Facebook (FB.O), Twitter (TWTR.N) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database.

The companies will share ‘hashes’ – unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos – of extremist content they have removed from their websites to enable their peers to identify the same content on their platforms.

“We hope this collaboration will lead to greater efficiency as we continue to enforce our policies to help curb the pressing global issue of terrorist content online,” the companies said in a statement on Tuesday.

Tech companies have long resisted outside intervention in how their sites should be policed, but have come under increasing pressure from Western governments to do more to remove extremist content following a wave of militant attacks.

YouTube and Facebook have begun to use hashes to automatically remove extremist content.

But many providers have relied until now mainly on users to flag content that violates terms of service. Flagged material is then individually reviewed by human editors who delete postings found to be in violation.

Twitter suspended 235,000 accounts between February and August this year and has expanded the teams reviewing reports of extremist content.

Each company will decide what image and video hashes to add to the database and matching content will not be automatically removed, they said.

The database will be up and running in early 2017 and more companies could be brought into the partnership.

The European Union set up an EU Internet Forum last year bringing together the internet companies, interior ministers and the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator to find ways of removing extremist content.

Creative economy fair opens featuring latest technology products

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Yonhap) — Nearly 2,400 government institutions and companies presented the latest technology and products that center on President Park Geun-hye’s “creative economy” drive on Thursday amid a widening influence-peddling scandal surrounding the president and her confidante.

The “2016 Creative Economy Exhibition” kicked off at the Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) in southern Seoul for a four-day run. The event, the fourth of its kind, is hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.

The ministry said this year’s event is the biggest of its kind as a record number of 1,687 government institutions gathered to promote the country’s creative economy policies. A total of 718 local firms, including startups, were also invited to share their achievements in the technology realm.

Since taking office in 2013, Park has pushed forward the “creative economy” policy by aiming to merge different industrial sectors, mostly with information and communications technologies, to generate new business opportunities and foster the growth of startups.

However, her centerpiece policy came under crisis due to the snowballing scandal involving Choi Soon-sil, as prosecutors allege that she had intervened in state affairs and personally benefited by using her friendship with President Park.

There have been mounting suspicions that Choi even spearheaded many of Park’s policies, including the creative economy policy. The ministry denies the allegations.

“The exhibition was prepared with more effort as there are mounting concerns,” said Koh Kyeong-mo, an ICT ministry official, adding that this event would actually help many local firms.

In an effort to present how far the paradigm has shifted in the past four years, 13 government ministries and agencies worked together to organize the event, the ministry said.

An exhibition hall was presented in five different themes, including the one where 40 startups presented their latest products and technology that show how the latest IT is now incorporated into everyday lives. The startup firms all got help from “creative economy innovation centers” in 17 locations across the country.

To push for the initiative, the central government, in cooperation with provincial governments, has established the centers to match up local startups and venture firms with conglomerates. The centers have also provided various kinds of support for aspiring entrepreneurs both at home and abroad.

Virtualive, which started with the help of the creative economy center in Gyoneggi Province, introduced a hair solution system called “Hair Fit.”

The application creates a virtual hairstyle customized to each person and displays a photo of the virtual hairstyle based on the customized data.

“The product was developed so that customers can experience a virtual hairstyle before actually getting a new style,” said Lee Jae-yoel, adding that the company used a technology called a live motion engine that creates virtual hairstyles looking very natural.

The company said it is currently in discussion with foreign firms to export its product, adding that it has inked partnerships with major hair salons in the country.

Another startup company, August 10, introduced a beauty mask based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology that greatly enhances cosmetics to be absorbed.

Noticeably, the Secret 810 Mask has an IoT interface and can be connected with existing information technology systems and other IT devices such as smartphones and PCs. It evaluates a person’s skin status based on Big Data.

The IoT is a network of physical objects, including vehicles, buildings and electronic devices, connected to the Internet to exchange data. It allows such objects to be sensed and controlled remotely.

The company, which aims to enter the global market with the help of the center in Sejong, said creative centers are crucial for startups which desperately need finance and guidance.

“It is a shame that there are rumors that the centers will be scrapped after this administration,” said an August 10 official surnamed Choi.

Earlier, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said it plans to withdraw the budget for one of the 17 centers located in Seoul. The city government injected 1 billion won (US$854,000) into the center last year but said it plans to withdraw the 2 billion won allocated for this year.

Also, there are moves in the National Assembly to cut back the budget for the creative centers next year.

Earlier, the government announced that the budget allocated for creative economy innovation centers will be increased by 8.5 percent on-year to 607.2 billion won in 2017.

The ministry in charge of the innovation centers argues that the centers have no connection to the current scandal and are essential for venture firms.

“Visitors can experience creative economy business models here and understand how products and technology based on the creative economy are incorporated into everyday life,” said Koh.

The ministry argues that the centers have offered various forms of support to 1,175 startups and 1,644 small and medium-sized enterprises, and have helped attract investments worth $256 million for these local firms.

Also, major conglomerates, including Samsung Electronics, set up their booths and presented the latest technology to catch up with the fast-paced industrial transformation dubbed the “fourth industrial revolution.”

Naver Corp., the operator of South Korea’s dominant Internet portal, set up a booth to introduce its latest translation application based on new artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Naver said “pappago” has been switched to a new system called Neural Machine Translation (NMT), an end-to-end learning framework that learns from millions of examples.

“The NMT system interprets entire sentences by understanding factors within the sentences,” said Hong Kyong-pyo, a Naver official, adding that the system is much more accurate and smart.

The multilingual system is based on machine learning that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed, Naver said.

Kia Motors Corp., South Korea’s second-largest carmaker, unveiled an autonomous concept car for commuters, the Soul First Class.

The event is open to the public and free of charge, the ministry said.

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