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Saudi Arabia reportedly groomed Twitter employee to spy on user accounts

5 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

On Saturday, The New York Times published a report detailing Saudi Arabia's efforts to combat dissent on platforms like Twitter, such as slain US journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was subjected to intense and personal attacks online before his death. As part of those efforts, the kingdom's reportedly worked to groom a Twitter employee to spy on user accounts.
According to the Times , western intelligence officials contacted the social media company, saying that the Saudi government was “grooming” one of its employees, Ali Alzabarah, “to spy on the accounts of dissidents and others.”...
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A Twitter employee groomed by the Saudi government prompted 2015 state-sponsored hacking warning

A Twitter employee groomed by the Saudi government prompted 2015 state-sponsored hacking warning

5 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

An explosive report in The New York Times this weekend sheds new light on the apparent targeting of Twitter accounts by “state-sponsored actors” three years ago.
It comes in the wake of the confirmed death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday, two weeks after he disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi had long been a target of a Saudi troll army, according to the report, which employed hundreds of people to stifle the speech of government critics, like Khashoggi, who left the kingdom to live and work in the United States.
But the troll farm is said to...
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