Judicial authorities reject the request of course as it is a clear violation of the constitution and the privacy of citizens, but I wonder how exactly was the Ministry of Telecommunication supposed to provide them with Facebook passwords?

Unless the ministry has a master password for Facebook, or Facebook gives away passwords to governments or the police, which I highly doubt, I don’t see how it’s possible. The only feasible way to hack our passwords would be what Abir suggested, that “the government asks ISPs to block HTTPS on the sites which will force the users to access Facebook or any other site through HTTP”.

The security agencies filed a request to obtain all the circulating text messages between the Lebanese that occurred two months before the assassination of head of the intelligence branch of the Internal Security Forces(ISF) Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan, who was killed on October 19 in a car bombing in the Ashrafieh district of Beirut.

The security agencies also extended their request to acquire the facebook and several internet passwords that the Lebanese use, under the pretext of the ā€œnational security.ā€ [Link]