PrivacyWeek 2021

Aral Balkan

Aral is a human rights activist, designer, and developer. He likes small things including short bios.

Based in Ireland, he is co-founder of Small Technology Foundation where he works on raising awareness of the toxic effects of surveillance capitalism on human rights and personhood and on building the Small Web as the human alternative to the corporate Big Web.

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Big Tech is a virus, Small Tech is the vaccine
Aral Balkan

Big Tech is a virus that drains us of our rights, freedoms, and agency. It has the same success criteria as Covid: exponential growth. While we must fight it directly via legislation, we can also vaccinate ourselves against it by funding and building Small Tech.