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US accuses two former Twitter employees of spying for Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO: Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a complaint from the Department of Justice shows. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad ...

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Australian writer arrested in China on suspicion of espionage

SYDNEY/CANBERRA: A Chinese-born Australian writer has been arrested in China on suspicion of espionage, the Australian government said on Tuesday, amid growing tension between Canberra and its largest trading partner. Yang Hengjun, a former Chinese diplomat turned online journalist and blogger, was detained in the southern city of Guangzhou in ...

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New Mercedes cars may be spying on you

LONDON: Mercedes has come under fire over privacy issues after it admitted to installing secret trackers in its cars to obtain their location. All cars sold by Mercedes-Benz dealers have been fitted with tracking devices to identify the car’s exact location. Although Mercedes Benz has stated that it does not ...

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Iran ‘jails British Council worker for spying for UK’

LONDON: An Iranian woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for spying for the UK, officials say. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said the woman had been “in charge of the Iran desk” of the British Council, a cultural organisation. She confessed to “co-operating” with British intelligence, ...

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Huawei founder denies spy risk claims

LONDON: Huawei’s founder has denied Chinese authorities have ever asked his company to help spy on its clients. Ren Zhengfei was speaking to foreign media in a rare interview, following claims Huawei posed a security risk. He also said he was missing his daughter Meng Wanzhou “very much”. Ms Meng ...

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Israeli former minister pleads guilty of spying for Iran

JERUSALEM: A former Israeli minister on Wednesday pleaded guilty of spying on behalf of Iran, six months after his arrest, the State Attorney’s office said. In an announcement to the Jerusalem District Court, the State Attorney’s office said former minister Gonen Segev signed a plea bargain, under which he will ...

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UAE pardons British academic sentenced to life for spying

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned a British academic jailed for life on spying charges, granting his family’s request for clemency minutes after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of UK intelligence agency MI6. The UAE president issued the pardon as part of ...

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UAE court sentences British student to life for spying

DUBAI: A United Arab Emirates court sentenced British student Matthew Hedges to life in jail on Wednesday after convicting him of spying, a family spokesperson said. “We can confirm that he was sentenced to life in prison,” the spokesperson told AFP. “The hearing lasted less than five minutes, and his ...

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