I’m Ali Reza Hayati /‫‪æ‬‬lI r‫‪ɛ‬‬z‫‪ɒ h‫‪æ‬‬j‫‪‫‪ɑ:‬‬tI/, a libre culture activist, privacy advocate, and independent educator, researcher, entrepreneur, and blogger.

I currently work to promote freedom of computer users and software libre movement. I help people understand their rights and be able to own their own computing.

In college, I studied industrial engineering. After that, I started studying business management. Then, I went back to major in computer science.

I’m a privacy advocate. I educate people to be able to protect their privacy and I fight for people to be sure their privacy is respected. I encourage people to fight against surveillance capitalism and I help them to ensure they can win their fight against it.

I’m a libre culture and software libre activist. I’m very careful about my computing. I only use software that respects my privacy and gives me control over my computers. I fight for computer user freedom and free (as in freedom) culture. I am a proud part of the GNU Project and I am also an associate member of the Free Software Foundation which promotes computer user freedom.

I’m a cypherpunk too. As a cypherpunk, I highly advocate for widespread use of strong cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies as a route to social and political change.