Health Ministry’s PASS Platform is Compromised

Earlier in December, SMEX as well as several online activists raised doubts regarding the security measures taken to protect the data being captured on the Health Ministry's MOPH Pass platform. As it appears, the platform which wasn't even secured when launched was seriously compromised and data got leaked/retrieved including the passport data of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterred when he visited Lebanon back in mid-December. No one knows how much data got leaked, but this platform…

Anghami is Officially The First Arab Tech Company Listed on NASDAQ

After having completed a merger with Vistas Media Acquisition Co. Inc. last year, Abu Dhabi-headquartered Anghami has officially rang today the opening bell at Nasdaq in New York to celebrate approval for listing. A couple of weeks ago, Anghami also announced a partnership with SLING TV to offer the ultimate Arabic entertainment experience to SLING Arabic subscribers To think that Anghami launched back in 2011 in Lebanon and evolved to become the leading music streaming…
Critiques

General Security Passport Renewal Platform Powered by an NGO?

4 months ago
Update: General Security changed the “Powered by Hani Saliba Foundation” to “With appreciation for Hani Saliba Foundation efforts”. SMEX, an organization which advocates for digital rights, shed light last week on new service offered by ...
Lebanon

Unlock Your iPhone With Face ID While Wearing a Mask

4 months ago
The latest iOS 15.4 beta introduced by Apple now allows you to use Face ID while wearing a mask and without needing an Apple Watch. The feature will be available for iPhone 12 and iPhone ...
Critiques

No Internet in Beirut’s Third District on Sunday

5 months ago
Imad Kreidieh, chairman of state telecommunications provider Ogero, tweeted late Saturday that Beirut’s third district will be cut off on Sunday as its Mazraa Central has run out of diesel. Kreidieh has been warning for ...
Critiques

New Telecom Minister Wants to Sell Our Data to Private Companies

8 months ago
The new minister of Telecommunication Johnny Corm suggested today during a TV interview that he’s considering selling user data to private companies in order to increase the ministry’s revenues. When asked if this data will ...
Lebanon

The 2021 iPhone Index: You Need 300 Working Days To Afford The iPhone 13 in Lebanon

8 months ago
How many working days do you need to afford Appleā€™s latest flagship phone? Picodi.com publishes every year the iPhone Index that gather net wages and compare them to the published iPhone prices in each country. ...
Lebanon

Ration Card Program Website Crashed on its Launch Date

9 months ago
The $556 million ration card program was officially launched today by the Lebanese government and a website [DAEM] was put in place to allow people to register. However and unsurprisingly, the website has crashed and ...
Baladi

A Virtual Travel Through Time To Bring Baalbek Back to Life

1 year ago
The Directorate General of Antiquities in Lebanon launched, in collaboration with the German Archaeological Institute and Flyover Zone, an application called “Baalbek Reborn: Temples” that provides a digital reconstruction of Baalbek temples and explains the ...
Lebanon

Lebanon To Experience Internet Issues Due To IMEWE Cable Maintenance

1 year ago
Ogero announced today that we might be facing internet connectivity issues in Lebanon due to maintenance works planned on the (IMEWE) submarine communications cable system. Lebanon relies solely on this cable and our only backup ...
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