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Bezos Investigation: Saudis are snooping

2019-04-01 19:18:40.510444+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Publication date is yesterday, this is some of the results of the investigation Bezos asked for over the National Enquirer blackmail/extortion attempt on the Washington Post's political coverage: Daily Beast: Bezos Investigation Finds the Saudis Obtained His Private Data

The subtitle is "The National Enquirer’s lawyer tried to get me to say there was no hacking.", and as author Gavin de Becker dives into the agreement that AMI wanted him and Bezos to sign on to, it seems very likely that Saudi Arabia (and probably a bunch of other foreign agents) are reading IMSI data and snooping on SMS messages over-the-air.

As for the Saudi side of the equation: Not only does the kingdom have a close alliance with AMI—which owns the Enquirer, Us Weekly, the Star, Globe, Radar Online, and many other publications—but the Saudis have pursued investments and partnerships involving Rolling Stone, Variety, Deadline, the Robb Report, and National Geographic, among others.

Also worth thinking about: Your SMS messages are, at this point, essentially public. Switching to something like Signal is just a basic good idea.

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#Comment Re: Bezos Investigation: Saudis are snooping made: 2020-01-21 22:58:21.712933+00 by: Dan Lyke

Update: Guardian: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince'

They're pointing fingers at an infected video file sent from MBS's WhatsApp account to Bezos.

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