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The MCS scandal and Egypt’s mass surveillance project

For Egypt, cyber security and intelligence aren’t imperatives for national security; they are the cement holding together the state institutions that the Egyptian people rebelled against in 2011. The 26 January Revolution relied heavily on social media to topple the Mubarak regime, so it is no wonder that the coup …

How Israel spies on Sinai

RAFAH, Egypt — Israeli intelligence services have expanded their activities in the Sinai Peninsula since the Hosni Mubarak regime fell in 2011, and along with it, the Sinai state security apparatus affiliated with the Egyptian Ministry of Interior. This security apparatus was the only representative of Egyptian sovereignty over Sinai …