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Grindr Ban: Lebanese Courts Restrict LGBTQ+ Rights

Ogero bans Grindr due to court order.(photo credits: “The Daily Star Lebanon”) A few weeks ago Ogero, the ministry of telecommunications operated internet service provider (ISP), blocked Grindr, a popular gay online dating application, due to a court order from the general disciplinary judge Marie Abou Mourad, which stated that the application “secures romantic and […]

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Dear Careem, Stop Sharing Riders’ Personal Information with Drivers

It was recently revealed that Careem, the Emirati-based ride hailing company, recently purchased by Uber, routinely shares riders’ full names and phone numbers with drivers, or “captains” as the company refers to them. This policy has resulted in drivers sending unsolicited Facebook friend requests to riders, violating their privacy and potentially threatening their safety. On […]

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Uber buys Careem: What does that mean to us as consumers?

On Tuesday, Uber announced that it acquired Careem, the sole competitor in the Middle East, for $ 3.1 billion. $ 1.4 billion will be paid in cash and Careem shareholders will receive $ 1.7 billion in Uber shares. “Uber will have all its transport, delivery and payment operations across the Greater Middle East,” said Careem, […]

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