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Careem Reports that the Data of 14.5 Million Users Has Been Compromised

On Monday, Careem, the Dubai-based ride-hailing company operating in the MENA region, Turkey, and Pakistan, announced that it learned “online criminals” had obtained the personal information of over 14.5 million users and drivers, including their trip histories, on January 14, 2018. According to a spokesperson from Careem, the company’s records show that the system was […]

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Presidents Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Emmanuel Macron met in France last October and discussed combatting terrorism and human rights issues. October 24, 2017 (Egyptian Presidency)

With Its Government’s Blessing, a French Company Has Sold Spying Tools to Egypt

The administration of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi bought surveillance technologies from the French cybersecurity company Ercom in 2014, according to a report published on March 26 by the French weekly magazine Télérama. The purchase, which was approved by the French government, increases threats to Egyptians’ rights to private communications and correspondence, and puts the […]

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Tag cloud of bait content topics used by Stealth Falcon showing a strong emphasis on political topics and narratives critical of the UAE government. Source: Citizen Lab

Digital Citizen 4.4

In this month’s volume, we look at new research from Citizen Lab and provide updates on trials in the region. ACCESS & INTERFERENCE In mid-May, the Iraqi government once again ordered a complete country-wide shutdown of all Internet services between 5 am and 8 am during high school examinations, ostensibly to prevent cheating. The United […]

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Egypt: Death Penalty Possible for Cybercrime

The Committee of Suggestions and Complaints in the Egyptian parliament accepted and referred the contentious draft cybercrime law to the joint Legislative Affairs – Communication and Information Technology Committee last week. The draft law, which is expected to be adopted soon, has been criticized by civil society and human rights organizations for its vague definition […]

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