USA—Twitter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Government

National Public Radio | 11/08/2019

U.S. federal prosecutors have charged two former employees of the social network Twitter with spying for Saudi Arabia, reports NPR News. Ahmad Abouammo, a former media partnerships manager at Twitter and U.S. citizen, allegedly accessed private information about users without permission. He allegedly received payments worth $300,000 as well as a $20,000 watch from an unnamed Saudi official. He has been charged with acting as a foreign agent and falsifying records to obstruct a federal...

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