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Beirut-Based Global Cyber-Espionage Campaign a Threat to Local Freedoms

 Feature image via the Dark Caracal technical report: revealing the researchers’ observed locations of compromised devices.   A major cyber-espionage campaign — targeting thousands of individuals across 21 countries — is operating out of a Lebanese intelligence agency building, according to a joint report published Thursday by digital rights organization Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and mobile …

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#GenderTech Confronts Gender-Based Violence in MENA

   Feature image viaOxfam/The Media Booth,  November 24, 2017, Beirut, Lebanon: Arab feminists discuss how to counter online violence.   Is the internet providing more space for women to liberate themselves, or expanding the space for gender-based violence? To mark the international “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” campaign, Oxfam, in collaboration with SMEX and …

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Join SMEX and LUSH in the Fight Against Internet Shutdowns

 Feature image via Smex.org: Every voice helps, add yours now! The Internet keeps you connected, so help us #KeepItOn! Every night from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m., access to the internet in the Bahraini village of Duraz is disrupted or completely denied by telecom companies, under the orders of the government. This has been ongoing for …

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Find Ali: A Crowdmapping Initiative to Help the Homeless in Lebanon

Forty days after the death of Ali Abdallah, a homeless man in Lebanon, Karim Badra launched a social media campaign to raise awareness about homeless people in Lebanon. Ali Abdallah’s death during Lebanon’s severe January weather hit Karim Badra hard. Ali had been homeless and he died from exposure to the cold. As a response …

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