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Colleen Lynn
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It has been a long time since I have posted at Google+. I'm not sure how I feel about the platform anymore! I am starting to post more on my Twitter account. Would love to find my Google+ plus circle members on Twitter! You can find me here: https://twitter.com/colleen_lynn Please let me know your Twitter URL so that I can follow you!
The latest Tweets from Colleen Lynn (@colleen_lynn). Colleen Lynn is a veteran user interface designer, nonprofit founder and social activist who is known for creating websites that deliver social impact. Austin
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House backs NSA limits! This is the Massie-Lofgren amendment that the EFF asked it's supporters to help by contacting their Rep (which I did!)
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Funny! The back story is funny too.
 
I could tell you the CIA has joined Twitter, but then.....
America’s spy agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, has joined Twitter — and proven it has a sense of humor right from the start. For its first tweet, the CIA joked it could neither confirm or deny that it was making its first tweet: We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet. […]
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Classic, Google wishes "we could just forget the ruling" -- 12,000 take down requests come during the first day of service #righttobeforgotten  
Now European citizens can request to have search results removed.
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The recent high court decision surprised everyone, not only Google. The thing about the ruling that can have far reaching implications is that Google now to some extent is considered an aggregator and publisher, not just a search index. With that comes a lot more responsibility. But to what extent exactly is far from clear at the moment, and is still to be decided in lower courts. At least that's my interpretation. I expect Google to deny most requests for now, unless they are more or less identical to the first case, and when people appeal a number of cases will be decided in court.

Google used to be in a bit if a legal void before, even the local village weekly news letter had more responsibility for what they published. Maybe that wasn't fair, and maybe this ruling have its advantages and will lead to something good, but it really is a bit if a mess right now.

Cultures are different, even between the US and European countries there are some significant differences. Social security numbers, income and taxation are secret in the US but public in many parts of Europe. And just think of how Flickr and Facebook are classifying 'improper' images; while the US is very sensitive to nudity in all it's forms, even small children playing nude in the pool, girls without a bikini top or mothers breastfeeding, Scandinavians probably think only sick and perverse minds see anything sexual about that. Instead they want images depicting or glorifying violence and guns banned. Germany have their strict laws on nazi symbols and uniforms, they're torally out of bounds, some Arab countries are very strict about stuff too, and the list goes on and on. The internet giants have always had a difficult job finding the least common denominator, and handling the incompatibilities. But now it appears the honeymoon is definitely over and they're in for even more difficulties. Incompatible laws, the NSA vs. privacy legislation, and DMCA compliance can be a disadvantage for US companies.

The next couple of years will indeed be interesting.
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This is dysfunctional. The public, at the very least legal scholars, should be able to see the "change pages". Always, it should be noted when and where revisions were made  #supremecourt  
The Supreme Court has been quietly revising its decisions years after they were issued, a secretive process that has led judges, lawyers and scholars astray.
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Big interview to land for Brian Williams! The Snowden interview (Glenn Greenwald will briefly appear) is next Wednesday #snowden #NBC
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Here it is!
 
A great day in the fight against NSA spying: EFF statement on the Massie-Lofgren amendment.
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Would love to still be living in Seattle and have attended! "Journalist Glenn Greenwald will appear tonight at a sold out event at Town Hall to discuss his book, "No Place to Hide" -- It's a great read, just about finished.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald will appear tonight at a sold out event at Town Hall to discuss his book, "No Place to Hide," which expands on...
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Tech giants respond to NSA spying. NYTimes commenters not so thrilled..."That's Corporate America for you: as soon as these massive corporations see how their collision with the NSA will hurt their profit margins, they decide to do the right thing." #nsaspying  
Internet companies like Google and Facebook are working to keep governments and especially their spy agencies out of their servers after revelations from Edward J. Snowden that they had been invaded.
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My goodness, Greenwald is publishing the whole list! "The names of those in the United States targeted by the NSA." #glenngreenwald  
Glenn Greenwald, one of the reporters who chronicled the document dump by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden via the U.K. press, now said he’s set to publish his most dramatic piece yet: The names of those in the United States targeted by the NSA.
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It is interesting that a louder bell is not being rung about these issues by US companies. I hear outbursts from Google and other mega tech companies, but I should be hearing wave upon wave (a roar) from tech companies of all sizes. -- "All thanks to the NSA insulting the entire world" -- they really did. It is breathtaking in its scope and longevity. As this issue will likely reach our Supreme Court, there is no guarantee there either. 
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National Dog Bite Prevention Week is almost over!
 
National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2014 - The plight of a mauled postal carrier, an attempt to sue animal control and the progression of a criminal - Special tribute to Connecticut #connecticut #nationaldogbitepreventionweek
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Jonathan Zittrain, professor of law and computer science at Harvard, weighs in on "right to be forgotten"
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  • DogsBite.org
    Founder, present
  • Lynn Media Group
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User Interface Designer and Social Activist
Introduction
Colleen Lynn is a veteran user interface designer who is known for her exceptional multidisciplinary skill set and creating websites that deliver social impact. In 1995, she began her Seattle-based web design company, and over the next decade worked with a diverse range of clients including Internet startups, retail companies and smart device manufacturers. During this time she played a key visual role in numerous identity designs and nearly 100 website designs. Colleen Lynn also spent two quarters teaching courses at the Art Institute of Seattle. Achievements in social activism include being selected as the visual designer for the 2008 Washington State grassroots primary Obama campaign. In the same year, Colleen Lynn created DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' website, after undergoing a serious dog attack. The site has since grown into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In 2011, DogsBite.org submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the young mauling victim in Tracey v. Solesky, which helped move the highest court in Maryland to declare pit bulls "inherently dangerous." Statistical data from her group has been cited in a peer-reviewed medical journal and is often cited by media sources. Ms. Lynn also created Righthaven Victims, a free speech advocacy website that tracked victims of the copyright troll formerly known as Righthaven. Colleen Lynn continues her role as the founder of DogsBite.org, as well as her role as a user interface designer at Lynn Media Group, an Austin-based web design company she began in 2010.
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Communications, 1987 - 1989
  • Holy Names College
    Communcations Art, 1989 - 1991