Abed Kataya • 26 Oct 2021

Referring Telecom Data to Security Agencies Breaches the Lebanese Law

On October 4, Lebanese Annahar Daily reported that the latest Lebanese Prime Minister formed a ministerial committee to “look into…

  • data traffic
  • E-Transactions and Personal Data Law
  • handing over data to authorities
SMEX • 17 Jun 2021

#TheAppWatchdog: SMEX expands its work to secure Lebanese citizens’ digital data

In Lebanon, the legal framework for privacy and data protection is in limbo, cybersecurity is minimal to non-existent, and citizens’…

  • FNF
  • Lebanon
  • Online Safety
Tala Ramadan • 01 Apr 2021

Clubhouse: the popular audio-only app gets banned in MENA?

Launched around the initial lockdown phase in March 2020, Clubhouse has become a space for virtual audio hang-outs and more…

  • Audio
  • Censorship
  • Clubhouse
Abed Kataya • 11 Jan 2021

A New (Non-)Privacy Policy from WhatsApp? [A comparison between messaging applications]

Tech and media companies are exploiting free, popular apps to increase their access to  personal data; and WhatsApp has just…

  • Apps security
  • Digital Rights
  • Digital Rights
SMEX • 21 Sep 2020

Surveillance in Lebanon: A crisis of privacy

This article is a crosspost from Global Voices. This article is part of UPROAR, a Small Media initiative that is…

  • Crosspost
  • Dark Caracal
  • Digital Surveillance
Ragheb Ghandour • 25 Aug 2020

How To Make A Privacy-Oriented Application During A Crisis

Over the past couple of weeks, state agencies, international organizations, and local initiatives have launched applications to track housing damage,…

  • Apps
  • crisis
  • digital safety
SMEX • 22 Apr 2020

Leveraging your users’ data? Think twice

This article appeared first on MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Region . “It was my mistake and I am sorry.”…

  • Data Protection
  • Digital Rights
  • GDPR