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Riyadh has been accused of exploiting weaknesses in the global telecoms network to track the locations of its citizens abroad.

Comment: Even if a US investigation concludes Saudi Arabia hacked the phones of Bezos and a US journalist, it's unlikely to rattle US-Saudi relations, writes Courtney Freer.

Reporter who wrote book on MbS 'targeted' by hackers

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Reporter who wrote book on MbS 'targeted' by hackers

American reporter and author Ben Hubbard is believed to have been targeted by hackers working for Saudi Arabia.

Saudi dissident to sue kingdom over alleged hacking

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Saudi dissident to sue kingdom over alleged hacking

Ghanem al-Dosari said he was 'delighted' at the ruling that allows him to bring a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia over alleged phone hacking as ...

US security agents helped UAE build 'secret spying unit'

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US security agents helped UAE build 'secret spying unit'

The UAE’s DREAD programme was initially created in 2008 to track terrorist elements and had the blessing of the US, but the unit has since ...

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Facebook sues Israeli company after planting illegal WhatsApp spyware

Facebook is suing Israeli company NSO for planting spyware into WhatsApp.

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Morocco human rights activists targeted by 'malicious' Israeli spyware

Academic and activist Maati Monjib and human rights lawyer Abdessadak El Bouchattaoui had received SMS messages containing malicious links ...

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This Israeli spyware helped Saudi Arabia spy on Khashoggi

Omar Abdul Aziz, a friend of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, filed a lawsuit against Israel's NSO spyware Ltd, claiming it played a major role ...

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Cybercrime in the UAE: Curtailing freedom of expression

The internet for many is a forum to express views and opinions, but in the UAE the government has implemented a succession of restrictive laws ...

Riyadh hacks London-based dissident Ghanem al-Dosari with Israeli spyware

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Riyadh hacks London-based dissident Ghanem al-Dosari with Israeli spyware

UK-based Saudi satirist Ghanem al-Masarir al-Dosari alleges Saudi Arabia attempted to hack his phone last year using Israeli spyware linked to ...

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Israeli NSO Group 'behind' WhatsApp, Khashoggi, Qatari emir hacks

Israeli technology firm NSO Group has come under criticism again for providing the code used to hack phones through one simple WhatsApp call.

Israeli spyware company implicated in WhatsApp call hack

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Israeli spyware company implicated in WhatsApp call hack

Code developed by the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware company whose software was linked to Jamal Khashoggi's murder, has been implicated in a ...

The New Arab targeted by spies following Israel investigation

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The New Arab targeted by spies following Israel investigation

A journalist for The New Arab was among six people targeted by undercover operatives in an apparent attempt to discredit investigations and ...

Riyadh 'purchased Israeli spyware' to snoop on suspected critics

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Riyadh 'purchased Israeli spyware' to snoop on suspected critics

Israeli spyware system Pegasus 3 was purchased by Riyadh in the lead up to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's purge of opponents in 2017.

Snowden warns Israelis against government's sweeping surveillance activities

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Snowden warns Israelis against government's sweeping surveillance activities

The US whistleblower also warned that security reasons should not be used to justify granting intense surveillance powers.

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Saudi dissident says Riyadh tapped calls with Khashoggi

A report by the internet watchdog Citizen Lab revealed Saudi Arabia had used Israeli-made spyware to monitor Canada-based dissident Omar Abdulaziz.

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European parliament recommends banning sale of spyware to UAE

The European Parliament called for a ban on the sale of spyware to the UAE, which has come under fire for targeting dissidents at home and ...

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Saudis used Israeli spyware to track Canadian-based dissident

The 27-year-old Omar Abdulaziz ran a satirical news programme criticising the Saudi government, and was granted political asylum in 2014.

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Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

Amnesty 'targeted with Israeli spyware' while investigating Saudi Arabia

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Amnesty 'targeted with Israeli spyware' while investigating Saudi Arabia

An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software while working on Saudi-related human rights issues, ...

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Lebanon must investigate claims of mass spying: rights groups

Eight rights groups including Human Rights Watch called on Lebanese authorities on Wednesday to investigate reports of a massive espionage ...

UAE prisoner 'on 40th day' of hunger strike

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UAE prisoner 'on 40th day' of hunger strike

Radwan originally started the hunger strike in protest against enforced strip searches in the prison and has continued despite threats of ...

Rights groups call on UAE to free Ahmed Mansoor

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Rights groups call on UAE to free Ahmed Mansoor

A coalition of activists and public intellectuals called for the immediate and unconditional release of Emirati poet and activist, Ahmed Mansoor ...

UN experts call on UAE to release detained activist

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UN experts call on UAE to release detained activist

A group of UN rights experts on Tuesday called on the UAE to immediately release leading human rights activist, Ahmed Mansoor.

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