Cybersecurity

Facebook launches partnership with Egypt to protect women from cyber harassment

Egypt’s National Council for Women teams up with Facebook for extra online security and protection for female users prone to online harassment and violation of their personal freedoms.

Alaa Omran | Women’s rights | janv. 2, 2021
al-monitor This picture taken on October 5, 2020, in Toulouse, southwestern France, shows logos of US social networks Facebook and Instagram on the screens of a tablet and a mobile phone. Photo by LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images.

Microsoft, Google join WhatsApp suit against Israeli spyware vendor

The filing follows reports that the Israel-based NSO Group's Pegasus software was used to hack the phones of dozens of Al Jazeera journalists.

Al-Monitor Staff | Cybersecurity | déc. 22, 2020
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Al Jazeera journalists reportedly hacked with Israeli-made spyware

Thirty-six Al Jazeera staff members were targeted in an attack that some have blamed on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Al-Monitor Staff | GCC Relations | déc. 21, 2020
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Cyberattacks in UAE up 250% during pandemic, Emirati cyber chief says

Emirati cybersecurity chief Mohamed al-Kuwaiti said his country is experiencing a “cyber pandemic.”

Al-Monitor Staff | Cybersecurity | déc. 7, 2020
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Activists fear Iraqi cybercrime law could limit press freedoms

The Iraqi cybercrime bill makes a reappearance amid widespread objections by civilians and activists who label it as repressive of freedoms and rights guaranteed in the Iraqi Constitution.

Omar Sattar | Press freedom | déc. 3, 2020
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