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SMEX and Ashkal Alwan hosted a screening of Laura Poitras documentary of Edward Snowden (Beirut, 10.Oct.2015)

Lebanon Premiere of CITIZENFOUR Draws more than 150 Attendees and Generates Discussion on Local Surveillance

Last week, SMEX hosted, in collaboration with Ashkal Alwan, the Lebanon premiere of the Laura Poitras documentary CITIZENFOUR (2014). The film, shot mostly in a Hong Kong hotel room, documents the days immediately before and after Edward Snowden handed over the trove of files that exposed U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance practices to the world. Screened in English with Arabic subtitles, […]

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#HackingTeam Leaks: Lebanon’s Cybercrime Bureau Exploited Angry Birds to Surveil Citizens’ Mobile Devices

— Article originally published on Global Voices Advocacy, by Zalfa Quino on the 28th July 2015 (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0) — Since the massive hack of the controversial Italian security and surveillance technology firm Hacking Team, journalists and human rights defenders in the Arab region have been carefully combing the 400GB of leaked data. Hacking […]

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