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2 former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

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Two former Twitter employees and one Saudi man have been sued in the United States for spying for Saudi Arabia.

They are booked for sharing Twitter users’ personal information to Saudi Arabia.

According to an International news agency, US officials have accused two former Twitter employees of spying on consumers for Saudi Arabia.



Two former Twitter employees Ali Alzaba and Ahmed Abu Amu have been named in the case.

Authorities have also named a Saudi national named Ahmed al-Mutairi in the case, who is said to be an employee of the Saudi royal family.

US authorities say Ahmed Abu Amu tried to break into a Twitter account of a Saudi royal family multiple times in 2015 and obtained his telephone number and email address which stored in Twitter data.

In addition, they obtained personal information from the Twitter account of another person considered to be a Saudi critic.

According to the US Department of Justice, this information could also be used to identify the identities of Twitter users and their location.

Ahmad al-Matemari is accused of establishing links and being a source of contact between Twitter employees and Saudi officials.

Authorities said both Twitter employees received huge sums of money in return for providing information and were also given other expensive gifts.




According to reports, the Saudi-based embassy in Saudi Arabia declined to comment on the matter.

Twitter officials, on the other hand, thanks to the US Department of Justice and the Federal Investigation Agency, the FBI, for detecting and eliminating bad elements that may cause Twitter disrespect.

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