Madleine Balesi • 14 Sep 2022

How to safely record a witness video?

Phones have become a viable tool for recording violence and injustice around the world. In many cases, posting online helps…

  • Human Rights
  • Privacy
  • Safety
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
SMEX • 24 Mar 2020

Zoom does not respect users’ privacy!

With the spread of COVID-19, many firms, organizations, and universities have adopted work from home policies and more people than…

  • Corona
  • Coronoavirus
  • COVID19
SMEX • 07 Oct 2019

Open Letter: Facebook’s End-to-End Encryption Plans

On October 4, SMEX and many other civil society organizations shared an open letter to Facebook and other tech companies…

  • encryption
  • Facebook
  • messaging
Azza El Masri • 30 Jan 2019

How can women protect themselves online?

This article was written in collaboration with Raseef22 and published first on Consider your mobile phone’s photo gallery for…

  • Data Protection
  • Digital Rights
  • Right To Privacy
Abed Kataya • 25 Jan 2019

Data Privacy Day: A reminder to start protecting your data and yourself

Happy Data Privacy Day! More than half of the world is now online. Companies are collecting, leveraging, and monetizing our…

  • Data Privacy Day
  • Data Protection
  • Digital Rights
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