We Advance Digital Rights

to ensure the internet is for you

Researching Internet Law & Policy

Researching Internet Law & Policy

We investigate and analyze legal statutes to keep the public informed.
Tracking Digital Rights Violations

Tracking Digital Rights Violations

Digital rights are human rights and we keep vigilant to call out infringements on your rights.
Keeping you Safe Online

Keeping you Safe Online

We’re committed to helping you navigate the web with peace of mind.
Advocating for an Open, Secure Internet

Advocating for an Open, Secure Internet

We believe the internet is a public space and we work towards keeping it accessible to everyone.
Producing Localized Resources

Producing Localized Resources

We organize meetings, conferences and publish material focused on the MENA region.

Our latest news and campaigns

Surveillance in Lebanon: A crisis of privacy

This article is a crosspost from Global Voices. This article is part of UPROAR, a Small Media initiative that is urging governments to address digital rights challenges at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).  If the Arab Spring highlighted one phenomenon about digital upheaval, cyber-activism and democratization, it was this: the[…]

Security Concerns with Lebanon’s New Contact Tracing App

On September 1, the Ministry of Public Health launched Ma3an – Together Against Corona, a contact-tracing application intended to stop the spread of Covid-19. After a preliminary review, SMEX found that although the application collects limited personal data, it contains a few security flaws. The Ministry of Public Health, in[…]

Terranet Should Update Their Infrastructure Security And Be Transparent About Their Users’ Information Safety

On September 8, many websites in Lebanon, including governmental ones, were hacked by an alleged Iranian hacker. After a quick analysis, the SMEX tech team found that all the hacked websites are hosted on the same server managed by Terranet, a local Lebanese ISP and hosting provider. A deeper look[…]

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