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The Egyptian activist group April 6 Movement tweeted this image on February 8, 2018, under the hashtag "Sinai out of the coverage area."

“Out of Coverage Area:” Sinai Peninsula Residents Unreachable

للقراءة باللغة العربية The Egyptian Armed Forces announced Friday morning the start of a military operation to root out “terrorists and criminal elements and organizations” from northern and central Sinai, west of the Nile valley, and the Nile Delta. Dubbed “Comprehensive Operation: Sinai 2018,” the military campaign against armed militants is accompanied by a complete […]

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State of Privacy Lebanon

As part of an ongoing collaboration with Privacy International, SMEX produced ”State of Privacy Lebanon,” a new briefing that intends to establish foundational knowledge about privacy in Lebanon. The report tackles the right to privacy, communication surveillance, data protection, identification schemes, and policies and sectoral initiatives. The report not only details longstanding issues such as the […]

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Security Tips in the Wake of the “Dark Caracal” Report

On January 18, researchers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and security company Lookout published a report uncovering a global malware espionage campaign operated from the building of the General Directorate of General Security in Beirut. Dubbed Dark Caracal, the campaign partly relies on the use of fake Android apps and phishing links to steal […]

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Dependent Yet Disenfranchised: The Policy Void That Threatens the Rights of Mobile Users in Arab States

In the context of growing government control of mobile networks and a lack of transparency by both governments and companies in making these controls visible, this report, “Dependent Yet Disenfranchised: The Policy Void that Threatens the Rights of Mobile Users in Arab States” seeks to document the public disclosure of key policies by all mobile […]

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