Abed Kataya • 10 Jul 2024

Do Global eSIM Apps Work in Lebanon?

“Are you interested in connecting to the internet without a physical SIM card?” A video circulating in Lebanon discusses how…

Abed Kataya • 04 Jul 2024

Alfa should not force opt-in users to unwanted services

To keep a backup SIM card during periods of poor network performance, I bought two SIMs from the only mobile…

Zeinab Ismail • 01 Jul 2024

Artificial intelligence during Hajj: How safe is pilgrims’ data?

Muslims’ pilgrimage season (Hajj) was marked by the extensive use of 32 modern technologies by Saudi authorities to facilitate the…

SMEX • 27 Jun 2024

Meta gives vague, inadequate response to the Oversight Board’s “shaheed” policy recommendations 

Following the Oversight Board’s Policy Advisory Opinion (PAO) on the use of the term “shaheed,” Meta published its response to…

Youssef Al Amin • 26 Jun 2024

How is South Lebanon coping with limited internet and communications amid Israeli bombing?

After over seven months of Israeli bombardment in South Lebanon, Caretaker Minister of Communications Johnny Corm finally mandated cellular companies…

Salam Freihat • 25 Jun 2024

Jordanian authorities crack down on online speech during the war on Gaza, illegally arrest detainees’ family members 

Renewed and widespread controversy has erupted in Jordan over how to balance protecting people’s security with guaranteeing their right to…

Omnya Elmalky • 25 Jun 2024

Restricting sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) in Egypt sparks wave of misinformation 

“I thought I knew a lot about sexual education and that I was immune to ignorance,” said Sarah Mahmoud. “I…