Biography

Ali Reza Hayati (pronounced æ‬‬lI r‫‪ɛ‬‬z‫‪ɒ h‫‪æ‬‬j‫‪‫‪ɑ:‬‬tI) is an anarchist, entrepreneur, hacker, cypherpunk, and user freedom activist working to spread the use of strong cryptography and privacy-enhancing free (as in freedom) technologies to help people take full control over what they own.

He studied industrial engineering, business management, and computer science. Having a degree in computer science, he worked in various labs and projects to better understand how computers and digital machines are made and work.

Ali Reza runs a phone and electronics repairing business and highly advocates for people’s right to repair. He and his partners in work do various hardware hacks and repairs as well as doing software fixes and helping people to own their own devices by using free software.

As a privacy advocate, he educates people to make sure they know of their rights and their privacy is respected as they wish. He encourages people to fight against surveillance capitalism and abolish the wrong idea that companies own users’ data.

Ali is a free software/culture activist, trying to spread the philosophy of computer user freedom and freedom in all published works. He is a GNU person, and an associate member of the Free Software Foundation. He is very careful about his computing, using only freedom-respecting software.

Hayati highly advocates for widespread use of strong cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies as a route to social and political change. An anarchist cypherpunk typically fights for a society where people are in control, not any rulers or so-called masters.

He supports the Universal Declaration of Cyborg Rights.

As a public service and act of civil disobedience, here’s the DeCSS code that will allow you to circumvent the encryption on the DVDs you own. Your DVD, your hardware, your choice!

Also, here is the decryption key used for most HD-DVD movies:

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

You should publish this because the MPAA is attempting to suppress public knowledge of it.

Finally, the HDCP master key. These magic bits defeat the HDCP scrambling that attempt to prevent you from viewing high-definition video on the hardware of your choice.