Abed Kataya • 15 Feb 2024

Privacy and security at risk: Lebanese security agencies accessing the mobile telecom’s network performance system

While mobile operators use the network monitoring system to keep up the quality of service and follow up on users’…

  • Astellia
  • Lebanon
  • Ministry Of Telecommunications
Safaa Ayyad • 30 Jan 2024

Lebanon: Mass Data Breaches, Government Unable to Protect Citizens’ Privacy

Within one week, several cases of personal data breaches affecting Lebanese citizens have been reported, the most flagrant of which…

  • data leaks
  • E-Transactions and Personal Data Law
  • Lebanon
SMEX • 30 Jan 2024

Research: Searching for Signal – Lebanon’s Telecom Project

Executive Summary The Telecommunication (Telecom) sector in Lebanon, often dubbed the country’s “oil,” historically stood as the third-largest revenue-generating sector,…

  • Lebanon
  • telecom sector
Abed Kataya • 23 Jan 2024

Attacks on Lebanon’s government websites continue: to implement protective standards immediately

“We are ROOTK1T! Proudly declare our triumph over the Ministry of Social Affairs website in Lebanon,” announced a hacking group…

  • Beirut Airport
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Strategy
Abed Kataya • 10 Jan 2024

How Did Hackers Hijack Beirut Airport’s Screens?

SMEX urges the Lebanese government and relevant authorities to undertake a transparent investigation to identify the party responsible for the…

  • Lebanon
  • Privacy
  • Protecting Data
Safaa Ayyad • 08 Dec 2023

Lebanon: Legislators Insist on Criminalizing Journalists in New Media Law

Controversial, daunting, and disconcerting for journalists: this is the essence of the proposed media law in Lebanon under consideration in…

  • Freedom of Expression
  • Journalism
  • Lebanon
Safaa Ayyad • 14 Nov 2023

Telecommunications Sector Emergency Plan in Lebanon: Satellite Solutions over Realistic Options

Lebanese Minister of Communications, Johnny Corm, and subsequently by Prime Minister Najib Mikati, expressed their eagerness about finalizing a deal…

  • Internet
  • Lebanon
  • Starlink