Ali Sibai • 20 Jan 2021

Why Is Your WhatsApp Account Being Banned?

The last weeks have witnessed an increase in reported cases of people losing access to their WhatsApp accounts. At first…

  • Facebook
  • Lebanon
  • Privacy Policy
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
Abdellatif el-Hamamouchi • 25 Nov 2020

How Israeli Company NSO Hacked My Phone

Almost a year ago, on October 29, I received a WhatsApp notification informing me that Israeli spyware Pegasus had hacked…

  • Ditial Security
  • Fraud
  • Hack
SMEX • 30 Oct 2020

One Year After October 17 Uprising in Lebanon: Summons and Arrests for Online Speech Increase

One Year Since the October 17 Uprising in Lebanon: Summons and Arrests for Online Speech It’s been one year since…

  • Facebook
  • Freedom Of Speech
  • Lebanon
SMEX • 16 Jan 2019

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…

  • Digital Rights
  • Lebanon
  • Privacy
smexadmin • 09 Jul 2018

Press Release: Beware of Unverified WhatsApp Applications

Many websites and hyperlinks to unverified WhatsApp applications–marketed as “WhatsApp Plus” and promising its users additional features for free–are being…

  • Awarness
  • Digital Awarness
  • Digital Rights
smexadmin • 13 Jun 2018

Lebanese WhatsApp Users Report Their Accounts Have Been Compromised

According to a statement from the Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF), several WhatsApp users have complained that their accounts have…

  • Hacking
  • Lebanese Internal Security Forces
  • Lebanon