Whatsapp New Limitations: “Popular” Messages Can be Forwarded to One Person

I was forwarding a funny video to a couple of friends when I got the below message, stating that I can only share with up to 1 chat this message as it has been forwarded many times. This is apparently one of Whatsapp's new limitations to disrupt false Covid-19 claims. I saved the video in my gallery and resent it, and I was able to forward it back to 5 people, which means WhatsApp is…

Google’s COVID19 Mobility Reports for Lebanon

There's been a lot of talks in the past few days about Google's Coronavirus mobility reports, which are feeding users' location history to "chart movement trends over time by geography, across different high-level categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential". In simpler terms, Google is feeding from its users' movements to show how visits and length of stay at different places change compared to a…
Critiques

Lebanon Might Lose Internet Access by March

5 months ago
As if things weren’t bad enough, Ogero head warned today that we might get disconnected from the net if the Lebanese authorities don’t secure 4 million dollars to pay the ISP providers or the companies ...
Critiques

Five Ways to Fact-Check News Before Sharing Them on Social Media

8 months ago
Ever since the revolution started, more and more fake news and videos are circulating around. Fake news are a serious problem across the world as they get a lot of attention and can have dire ...
Critiques

Government Planning to Tax Whatsapp Calls Over Mobile Data & Wifi

8 months ago
Remember when the Telecom Minister claimed he’s not planning on taxing Whatsapp? Well he was lying as the government agreed today to enforce a 20 cent/day fee on every WhatsApp or any other VOIP user. ...
Technology

Get Up to $30,000 in Funding. Apply To Speed Accelerator Before October 11!

9 months ago
Speed, one of the leading Beirut-based tech accelerators, has recently launched their seventh acceleration program and are currently accepting new applications. The accelerator offers startups $30,000 in financial support but more importantly, an intensive 3-month ...
Lebanon

YouTube Music & Premium Now Available in #Lebanon

9 months ago
Android Central shared last week news that YouTube Premium & YouTube Music have now expanded to eight new countries in the Middle East including Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & the UAE. YouTube ...
Lebanon

5G Fixed Wireless Deployed at Beirut Airport

9 months ago
Ogero head tweeted earlier today that the planned 5G fixed wireless connection was installed ahead of time and is now fully functional at Beirut’s Rafic Hariri Airport. It should be available to all according to ...
Health

“Talking Saves Lives”: Facebook Backs Embrace’s Suicide Prevention Campaign

9 months ago
Embrace’s Lifeline (1564) is now available on Facebook’s Safety Center, in an attempt to raise further awareness on mental health and provide advice and support to anyone who may be suffering from suicidal thoughts or ...
Technology

#Beirut Airport to get Fiber Optics & 5G By September 2019

10 months ago
Telecom Minister Mohammad Chouchair announced today that Beirut Airport will be equipped with fiber optics within 10 days and passengers will be eligible for 1 to 2 hours of free and fast internet (to be ...
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