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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 and phone numbers with drivers, or “captains” as the company refers to them. This policy has resulted in drivers sending unsolicited Facebook friend requests to riders, violating their privacy and potentially threatening their safety. On […]

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Security Heaven, Privacy Hell: Lebanese Telcos Introduce Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)

On Monday, Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar revealed that touch, one of the two mobile operators in Lebanon, is considering purchasing DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) technology from Nexius, a U.S-based communications and software company. The newspaper also reported that Alfa, the other mobile operator in Lebanon, paid $3 million for the same technology a year ago, but […]

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A Few Tips to Detect Phishing Links

Over the past year, we have witnessed an increase in the number of phishing campaigns in Lebanon and amongst the Lebanese diaspora. Most users have received phishing links through WhatsApp and email; almost all of these campaigns rely on human error, so users need to take precautions to protect themselves. The list below may help […]

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Ministry of Telecommunications’  IMEI Registration Policy Threatens Digital Privacy

The Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications recently announced that residents must register the International Mobile Equipment Identity number (IMEI) associated with their phone numbers on a new website. After people register their IMEI number, the ministry then sends them a link, which will activate their phone on the mobile network. It claims that this measure will […]

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