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Security Heaven, Privacy Hell: Lebanese Telcos Introduce Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)

On Monday, Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar revealed that touch, one of the two mobile operators in Lebanon, is considering purchasing DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) technology from Nexius, a U.S-based communications and software company. The newspaper also reported that Alfa, the other mobile operator in Lebanon, paid $3 million for the same technology a year ago, but […]

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Recent Defacing attacks in Lebanon: causes and cures

  On Tuesday, many people noticed the official website of Rafic Hariri Airport had a different landing page. A group calling themselves the Syrian Revolution Soldiers (SRS) defaced the main page of the website to display a political message. Recently, Lebanon has witnessed a slew of these attacks, with many of them targeting Lebanese government […]

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How can women protect themselves online?

This article was written in collaboration with Raseef22 and published first on Raseef22.com. Consider your mobile phone’s photo gallery for a minute. Scrolling through, you may find yourself looking at pictures and videos you’ve sent to a cute crush you met on a dating app, or to a recent ex. Some of these individuals could […]

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Statement: Block of Grindr App in Lebanon

On Friday, January 18th, reports indicated that Grindr, a popular online dating application used by LGBTI individuals, had been blocked on the 3G and 4G mobile data networks of Alfa and Touch. After contacting both companies, a representative from Touch Lebanon informed us that the Ministry of Telecommunications had ordered the block. A trusted anonymous […]

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