Safaa Ayyad • 16 May 2023

Does Blocking ‘Bolt’ in Lebanon Serve the Interests of Drivers or Monopolists?

“My only option is to use Bolt’s motorbike service, both to avoid traffic and for the low ride fare,” Tima,…

  • Bolt
  • Careem
  • Lebanon
Abed Kataya • 25 Apr 2019

Dear Careem, Stop Sharing Riders’ Personal Information with Drivers

It was recently revealed that Careem, the Emirati-based ride hailing company, recently purchased by Uber, routinely shares riders’ full names…

  • Careem
  • Digital Rights
  • Lebanon
SMEX • 01 Apr 2019

Uber buys Careem: What does that mean to us as consumers?

On Tuesday, Uber announced that it acquired Careem, the sole competitor in the Middle East, for $ 3.1 billion. $…

  • Careem
  • Carpooling
  • Data Protection
smexadmin • 25 Apr 2018

Careem Reports that the Data of 14.5 Million Users Has Been Compromised

On Monday, Careem, the Dubai-based ride-hailing company operating in the MENA region, Turkey, and Pakistan, announced that it learned “online…

  • Careem
  • MENA region
  • Online Criminals
smexadmin • 21 Mar 2018

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

Feature image via Wikimedia Egypt, June 17, 2011: Commons A taxi in Alexandria. Almost exactly one month after Uber suspended…

  • Careem
  • Egypt
  • Egyptian security services