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Instead of the call to prayer, mosques in Izmir played the anti-fascist anthem 'Bella Ciao', prompting authorities to launch a probe into alleged hacking of the speaker systems.

Outspoken Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman, who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, has been subjected to a smear campaign by Saudi media after she was appointed to Facebook’s Oversight Board.

US officials accuse Iran of <em>hacking</em> Israel's water supplies

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US officials accuse Iran of hacking Israel's water supplies

US has accused Iran of launching a cyber attack on water supplies in Israel.

WhatsApp alleges NSO Group responsible for human rights violations

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WhatsApp alleges NSO Group responsible for human rights violations

In new court filings, WhatsApp alleged notorious Israeli spyware company NSO Group was responsible for human rights violations through targeted ...

Arab states use AI to tackle coronavirus

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Arab states use AI to tackle coronavirus

Arab states have alarmed human rights organisations with the use of artificial intelligence tools to combat coronavirus.

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Far-right groups are 'Zoombombing' Muslims in the US

Far-right and white supremacist movements are hacking meetings of liberal and Muslim groups in the US, to spread their hateful and racist messages.

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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US accuses Julian Assange of endangering sources

As Julian Assange's court case unfolds, the US accused the WikiLeaks founder of endangering the lives of intelligence sources.

The rise of Iran's cyber warfare against its enemies

Narjas Zatat

The rise of Iran's cyber warfare against its enemies

The last decade has seen a rise in cyber warfare tactics, especially with countries like Iran, which is no lightweight when it comes to malware ...

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.

Israel accuses Hamas of 'catfishing' to plant malware

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Israel accuses Hamas of 'catfishing' to plant malware

Israel has claimed that Hamas used pictures of attractive women to trick its soldiers into downloading malware, following air strikes in central ...

Denmark: A new frontier in the Iran-Saudi Cold War?

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Denmark: A new frontier in the Iran-Saudi Cold War?

A sleepy Danish town is now the centre of an international spying operation. Does this make the smallest Scandinavian country the new flashpoint ...

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Netanyahu's Likud party embroiled in electoral app leak

An app the Israeli prime minister had encouraged voters to download had a security glitch that allowed easy access to the private information of everyone voting in the elections.

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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.

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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 ...

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 US-Saudi ...

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.

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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.

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

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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 ...

US-based regime critic says Saudis tried to kidnap him

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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 <em>hacking</em>

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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 ...

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