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

Bread&Net 2020: Call for Sound Engineer

SMEX has decided to organize the annual digital rights event in the MENA region Bread&Net 2020 online. While we won’t be hosting an in-person gathering as usual, we look forward to once again bringing the community together with an engaging and dynamic online experience that addresses the most pressing digital[…]

Critical information security issues in Jawaker and how to fix them

Jawaker, a mobile application that witnessed an increase in popularity during the COVID-19 crisis period, has many privacy and security issues. Based out of the United Arab Emirates, Jawaker provides popular card games, like 400, Leekha, and Tarneeb. It also provides many in-game chat features between users, and gives them[…]

Moving Bread&Net 2020 Online!

The safety of the digital rights community is always our first priority. That’s why, with so much uncertainty about the trajectory of Covid-19, we’ve decided that Bread&Net 2020 will be held virtually. While we won’t be hosting an in-person gathering, we look forward to once again bringing the community together[…]

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