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Saudi Arabia: Phone tracking claims

The Saudi government has been accused of carrying out a “systematic spying campaign” on its citizens in the United States, using mobile telecoms network data, according to a report in The Guardian on 29 March citing an anonymous whistle-blower. The informer claimed Saudi mobile telecoms firms sent millions of requests for location information for Saudi-registered phones over a four-month period starting in November, with no obvious legitimate reason for doing so.

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