- My name is Ben Adida. I'm a control freak: I care about people controlling their online lives and the role the Web, Crypto, and Policy play. More About Me.
Monthly Archives: September 2007
This summer, I joined the faculty at Children’s Hospital Informatics Program. My work is focused on security and privacy of health data. One of the projects I’m contributing to was just announced in the press: Dossia was established by major … Continue reading
In the last few weeks, friends of mine — savvy friends of mine — have been hit by sites that ask for your gmail, yahoo, or hotmail password just so they can “check to see if your friends are using … Continue reading
The “surge” is working. That is, if you count the number of deaths in the “right” way: a body found with a gunshot to the front of the head is classified as an ordinary crime, while a body with a … Continue reading
I’m a big fan of Apple. However, they just announced a new offering that, although small in scope, seems to be a big departure from their usual approach, and it worries me. They announced that, for an extra 99 cents, … Continue reading
For the second time in a month, a vendor says to me, on the phone: I’m sorry, sir, but that account is under your wife’s name, and only she can cancel the account. What was particularly annoying about this call … Continue reading