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UN calls for investigation after Saudis linked to Bezos phone hack

United Nations experts are calling for an investigation after a forensic report said Saudi officials “most likely” used a mobile hacking tool, such as one built by the NSO Group, to hack into the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ phone. Remarks made by U.N. human rights experts on Wednesday said mobile spyware was likely used to ...

Influencers are getting dragged for promoting a music festival in Saudi Arabia

12.23.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

It kind of looked like Coachella.  This past weekend, influencers, actors, and models accepted paid-for trips to Saudi Arabia, in exchange for which they posted from a music festival, MDL Beast, and tagged their photos in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I... ...

Is your startup protected against insider threats?

We’ve talked about securing your startup, the need to understand phishing risks and how not to handle a data breach. But we haven’t yet discussed one of the more damaging threats that all businesses large and small face: the insider threat. The insider threat is exactly as it sounds — someone within your organization who has ...

Lucid Motors breaks ground on its $700 million Arizona factory

Lucid Motors today is breaking ground on its manufacturing facility. Located in Casa Grande, Arizona, the factory will be used to build the Lucid Motor Lucid Air electric sedan. According to the company, production will begin in late 2020. This groundbreaking is the latest step taken by Lucid Motor towards getting the Lucid Air on ...

Saudi Arabia reportedly recruited Twitter employees to steal personal data of activists

Saudi Arabian officials allegedly paid at least two employees of Twitter to access personal information on users the government there was interested in, according to recently unsealed court documents. Those users were warned of the attempt in 2015, but the full picture is only now emerging. According to an AP report citing the federal complaint, ...

Twitter bans thousands of state-sponsored Middle Eastern accounts

09.22.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Twitter announced on Friday that it had suspended thousands of state-sponsored accounts with ties to Middle East governments, including one belonging to a former Saudi Arabian official who's been implicated in the 2018 ****** of Washington Post journ... ...

Startups Weekly: SoftBank’s second act

In this week's newsletter: Everything you need to know about the Vision Fund II. ...

Microsoft in talks to invest in SoftBank’s second Vision Fund

A second Vision Fund is in the works. ...

How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

Will transportation technologies become the industry disruptors many pundits suggested they would? ...

Bulletproof thobes and abaya

Tailor Saleh Alnahdi is courting the conservative Saudi gentleman who still worried about being gunned down in the street with a line of bulletproof thobes and abaya, lined with Aramid ("a little more expensive than kevlar") and complying with the US National Institute of Justice Body Armor Compliance Certificate requirements. As @evacide quipped: ...