Ada Lovelace Day hero: Cindy Cohn


9 Responses to “Ada Lovelace Day hero: Cindy Cohn”

  1. hobomike says:

    Sure, “she could go into private practice in a heartbeat and increase her salary by 5-10X…” but then she’d have to live with a stank that even hour-long showers won’t wash away. Instead, she’s a ROCKSTAR and we all sleep a bit easier at night because people like her are fighting the good fight. Brava! and THANK YOU.

  2. michael holloway says:

    Yay! She deserves to be the “Ada Lovelace Day” recipient every day.

    On “publishing, using and disseminating strong crypto”, I hadn’t heard of this president; that’s great.

    But, it doesn’t mean the government (or powerful interests like corporations) aren’t trying to crack strong incriptions, or don’t succeeded going forward – it just means they have to get a warrant to bring such evidence to court.

    So heads up everyone – they can watch everything you do on line.

    Your freedom of speech is protected by a system of checks and balances: the judiciary protects your rights by interpreting presidents in the history of law and applying it in specific cases. Legislators in Congress pass laws that represent your interests (*). For the most part it works.

    I bring this up because sometimes people adopt a belief set that stems from television crime drama version of the law (which more and more I’ve noticed, fails to represent best practices of accused, and subsequent events and processes). A simple understanding of these issues can amount to no understanding at all.

    I’ve recently started keeping up with events through an RSS feed from EFF in my your browser.

  3. noah django says:

    thank you, Ms. Cohn! ‘preciate ya looking out for us.

  4. Anonymous says:

    When I first looked at the blurb I thought for a second that it was about Mindy Cohn ( “Wow, the Facts of Life girl really had a second life.”

    Personally it would’ve been more interesting if it was Mindy Cohn.

  5. Christovir says:

    We always need more women in science and tech, thanks Cory.

    I have my own Ada Lovelace story. My friend and I were hiking through Exmoor National Park last summer, and as night fell we approached some stone ruins in the forest, a sprawl of walls, tunnels, and towers perching on the edge of the sea cliffs. We camped there for the night, and later discovered it was the remains of Ada Lovelace’s house. I only have one picture because the light was fading and we had to set up camp quickly:

  6. brenmcg says:

    Always great to hear about people like Cindy who are looking out for the rest of us.

  7. Kerouac says:

    Thanks, Cory, for giving Cindy her day in the spotlight! It’s too easy to overlook the people who work in the background making our lives better and protecting our rights. It’s one thing to redress past wrongs, but to litigate with such a keen eye on the future is a special talent. We’re lucky to have people like Cindy out there!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Cindy is one of the most amazing people in the free speech technology movement, and a role model for me as a women in the field.

    Thanks for honoring her work to keep the Internet free and accessible, and for keeping us alert and active on privacy and net neutrality issues.

    Thanks, Cindy for all you do!!


  9. sleze says:

    Hmm…I always thought that Ada Lovelace was just the porn actress from Deep Throat. Who’d have thought she’d be the namesake of a Women in Technology title?

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