Archive | SMEX News

DwuCq8hX0AEp48i

A Few Tips to Detect Phishing Links

Over the past year, we have witnessed an increase in the number of phishing campaigns in Lebanon and amongst the Lebanese diaspora. Most users have received phishing links through WhatsApp and email; almost all of these campaigns rely on human error, so users need to take precautions to protect themselves. The list below may help […]

Continue Reading
IMG_5837

It’s a wrap! 4 key takeaways from the first Bread&Net

On November 20 and 21, around 200 people from over 20 countries gathered together in Beirut for 35 panels, talks, and workshops at Bread&Net, the region’s digital rights unconference. Hosted by SMEX and organized collaboratively with supporters and partners, Bread&Net created an offline space for discussion about technology and society, in a casual yet safe […]

Continue Reading
Coursera header

Coursera and Udemy Restrict Access in Syria Due to Sanctions

Last week, Coursera and Udemy, two of the most prominent online-learning platforms, restricted access to their websites in Syria because of sanctions applied by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the United States Department of Treasury. OFAC should stop including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in sanctions because the decision to limit access […]

Continue Reading
I footnotes