SMEX • 31 May 2019

Save the Date: Bread&Net is back! 15 to 17 November 2019

SMEX is thrilled to announce the return of Bread&Net, the annual Arabic-language unconference to strengthen and defend human rights in…

  • 2019
  • breadandnet
  • Digital Rights
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 • 23 Aug 2018

A Snapshot of Digital Rights Coverage in the MENA Region

Introduction One day in early 2015, Habib Battah, an investigative journalist who operates the website Beirut Report, noticed new construction…

  • Digital Rights
  • Habib Battah
  • Journalists
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 • 12 Apr 2018

Turkey Responsible for More than Half of Twitter’s Content Removal Requests and Other Trends from the MENA Region

Feature image: A map displaying requests for content removal in the second half of 2017. On April 6, Twitter launched…

  • MENA region
  • Transparency report
  • Turkey
smexadmin • 19 Mar 2018

Two New MENA-Region Exploits Demonstrate the Desire for Information Control

The discovery of the Dark Caracal surveillance scheme in Lebanon earlier this year put the world on notice that states…

  • Citizen Lab
  • Digital Surveillance
  • Information Control