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Israel's parliament passes controversial law allowing the government to use the Shin Bet''s surveillance technologies to track Covid-19 cases.

<em>Bezos</em>-Riyadh feud sidelined as Amazon launches Saudi site

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Bezos-Riyadh feud sidelined as Amazon launches Saudi site

Amazon's Saudi investments appear unharmed by a personal dispute between CEO Jeff Bezos and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Israel spy agency must stop virus phone tracking: committee

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel spy agency must stop virus phone tracking: committee

The government had controversially approved Shin Bet's use of surveillance as an emergency measure in mid-March as mounting numbers of Israelis ...

Israel 'wants controversial spyware firm to fight coronavirus'

The New Arab

Israel 'wants controversial spyware firm to fight coronavirus'

Israel has also approved the use of mobile phone geolocation technology to track people who may have had contact with coronavirus patients.

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Saudis implicated in phone spying campaign in US

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

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

MbS' lust for power could sink Saudi Arabia

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman is erratically pursuing short-term gains in a desperate and dangerous bid to secure his own ambitions, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

WhatsApp closer to lawsuit win after spyware group's no-show

NSO Group's failure to show up in court represents a positive development for WhatsApp, which sued the Israeli spyware company for targeting its ...

The New Arab & agencies

Riyadh creates new tourism, sports, investment ministries

Saudi Arabia now has separate ministries for tourism, sports and investment, authorities confirmed on Tuesday, as the kingdom attempts to ...

Saudi Arabia infiltration of Twitter revealed as 'spy' workers

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Saudi Arabia infiltration of Twitter revealed as 'spy' workers

Two men have been implicated in a Twitter spy case.

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UK arms fair to host Israeli spyware company

NSO returned to the spotlight last month after it was accused of supplying the software that enabled Saudi Arabia to allegedly hack Amazon chief ...

Saudi media giant MBC to move HQ to Riyadh

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Saudi media giant MBC to move HQ to Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's Media City will build new headquarters for MBC Group.

FBI probing use of Israeli spyware in US hacks

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FBI probing use of Israeli spyware in US hacks

Israel-based NSO Group has been accused of involvement in hacks against Saudi and Emirati dissidents, as well as against popular messaging app ...

Don't expect White House reproach over <em>Bezos</em> phone hack

Courtney Freer

Don't expect White House reproach over Bezos phone hack

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

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance Film Festival

Bryan Fogel's 'The Dissident' is a searing documentary about Jamal Khashoggi's murder, unveiling a detailed investigation into the Saudi regime and the companies and governments that do business with it.

The New Arab

Riyadh 'planned to spy on Khashoggi's fiancee in UK'

Saudi Arabia has been accused of attempting to surveil Khashoggi's Turkish fiance Hatice Cengiz while in London.

Dan DePetris

Saudi Arabia hacked Bezos' phone, Trump couldn't care less

Comment: The lack of official US reaction yet again provides Saudi Arabia with a sense that they can do pretty much anything, writes Dan ...

The New Arab

US-based regime critic says Saudis tried to kidnap him

Comedian and social media influencer Abdulrahman Almutairi says the Saudi government attempted to kidnap him shortly after the killing of Jamal ...

Saudi dissident to sue kingdom over alleged hacking

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

Israeli firm 'may have helped Saudis hack Bezos' phone'

Israeli cyberattack firm NSO may have been involved in Mohammed bin Salman's alleged hacking of Amazon's billionaire boss Jeff ...

UN demands probe into MbS hacking of <em>Bezos</em> phone

The New Arab

UN demands probe into MbS hacking of Bezos phone

The Amazon CEO's phone was reportedly hacked by a video sent by the Saudi crown prince via WhatsApp.

Amazon chief <em>Jeff</em> <em>Bezos</em> says Saudi hacked his phone

The New Arab

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos says Saudi hacked his phone

Jeff Bezos, who claims that it had hacked his phone over The Washington Post's coverage of columnist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

Khashoggi anniversary memorial held outside Istanbul consulate

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Khashoggi anniversary memorial held outside Istanbul consulate

Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos and Khashoggi's fiancé Hatice Cengiz attended a memorial marking the one-year anniversary of ...

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