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Saudi Arabia reportedly recruited Twitter employees to steal personal data of activists

TechCrunch Wednesday, 6 November 2019 ()
Saudi Arabian officials allegedly paid at least two employees of Twitter to access personal information on users the government there was interested in, according to recently unsealed court documents. Those users were warned of the attempt in 2015, but the full picture is only now emerging. According to an AP report citing the federal complaint, […]
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Two Saudi citizens, one American accused of working together to unmask ownership of dissident Twitter accounts.

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