Aral Balkan

Aral Balkan is the founder and lead designer of Ind.ie, a social enterprise creating independent alternatives to Spyware 2.0. Aral’s work protects fundamental freedoms, human rights, and democracy by creating independent consumer technologies that don’t spy on you. He is the author of the Ind.ie Manifesto. Aral is currently working on coding the core of the Ind.ie platform, a beautiful distributed social network called Heartbeat.

Aral blogs at [aralbalkan.com](https://aralbalkan.com) and tweets at [@aral](https://twitter.com/aral).