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United States: Three Saudis accused of spying via Twitter

Three Saudi nationals have been charged in the United States for spying on Riyadh’s opponents by accessing private information on them via Twitter and sending the information to the Saudi government. Two of the defendants, Ali Al-Zabarah and Ahmed Abouammo, are former Twitter employees. The US authorities said they had sought information about accounts that had been critical of the Saudi government, including the email addresses, IP addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth of those behind the accounts, which could then be used to identify and locate the individuals.

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