I’m a graduate student in computer security, so I read lots and lots of papers. After I read the papers, they go into a big heap on my desk, and after a week or so I don’t remember which paper was which, anymore. This will not do.

As a memory aid and an exercise in critical reading, I am writing brief reviews of each paper as I read them, and rereading papers from the heap until there is no more heap. I post reviews here three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). You can expect lots of material from the Free Haven Anonymity Bibliography, but I’ve never been able to stick to just one subfield, and I don’t plan to start now. Sometimes I may even wander outside of security altogether.

In lieu of comments, I encourage you to annotate these reviews using hypothes.is, whose sidebar controls will appear in the upper right-hand corner of individual articles. (You will need to enable JavaScript.) This is not an ideal solution: it requires JS even to see the annotations, they are stored on a service I don’t control, it doesn’t understand how the same text can appear in many different contexts, and moderation of annotations is still on the to-do list. However, the service’s goals are reasonably aligned with my intentions for this site, and it was easy to set up.

(I could spin up my own instance of the software, but that would not have been easy, and there isn’t any cross-installation aggregation yet, so it would somewhat defeat the purpose of hypothes.is.)

My desk, about as organized as it ever