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ZooPark: New Spyware Campaign Targets Android Users in the MENA

A targeted, albeit relatively unsophisticated, cyberespionage campaign with servers based in Iran has targeted the Android mobile devices of users in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and Iran, according to a recent report from the Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab. Following the publication of the report, an independent hacker dumped some of the data from the campaign on […]

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Uber Ordered to Stop Operations in Egypt, Its Largest and Fastest-Growing Middle East Market

Almost exactly one month after Uber suspended its services in Morocco, an administrative court has ordered Uber and Careem, the Emirati ridesharing service, to do the same in Egypt. The case began in 2016 when 42 Egyptian taxi drivers claimed that ride-hailing services violated Article 32 of the Traffic Law, which dictates that operators of […]

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A Busy Week for Information Control in Egypt: Fake News Hotlines and Apparently the Government Is Building the New Facebook?

On Monday, multiple agencies within the Egyptian government announced pernicious, albeit unconventional, methods of information control ahead of this weekend’s elections, in which current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is effectively running uncontested. The public prosecution unveiled the phone numbers of regional hotlines which citizens can use to report “fake news,” making use of the term […]

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