Ali Reza Hayati /ælI rɛzɒ hæjɑ:tI/ is an anarchist, hacker, cypherpunk, blogger, free culture activist, and privacy advocate. He advocates widespread use of strong cryptography and privacy-enhancing free (as in freedom) technologies. He works to promote computer user freedom and free software movement. He helps people understand their rights over their digital life and own their own computing.
Born in 1997, he studied industrial engineering but after a while went to study business management, and after a while he again changed his major to computer science. He worked in various labs and projects to understand how computers work and to make computers more in accordance with the desire and rights of users.
As a privacy advocate, he educates people to be able to protect their privacy and he fights for people to be sure their privacy is respected. Ali encourages people to fight against surveillance capitalism and helps them to ensure they can win their fight against it.
As a free culture activist, he is very careful about his computing, he only uses software that respects his privacy and gives him control over his computers. Ali Reza fights for computer user freedom and free (as in freedom) culture. He is also part of the GNU Project and an associate member of the Free Software Foundation which promotes computer user freedom worldwide.
Ali helped various communities and collectives to develop their activities and support more people. As for such activity, he translates programs or tools or brings help to people about problems they may encounter. He also is active in various communities about free software or social/political acts.
As a cypherpunk, he 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.
ARH is a hacker. A hacker is not a person who breaks security, a hacker is someone who enjoys playful cleverness—not necessarily with computers. As a hacker, he tests various stuff to make new ways for doing things. For example, someone who makes new program or configures a program to make connecting to a network easier can be a hacker.