UN calls for immediate investigation into Saudi role in Jeff Bezos hack


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A 2018 spyware attack on Jeff Bezos’ phone escalated into an international scandal on Wednesday, as United Nations human rights experts issued a stern statement criticizing the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly conducting the hack.

“The information we have received suggests the possible involvement of the Crown Prince in surveillance of Mr. Bezos, in an effort to influence, if not silence, The Washington Post’s reporting on Saudi Arabia,” the statement reads. “The alleged hacking of Mr. Bezos’s phone, and those of others, demands immediate investigation by US and other relevant authorities.” The Saudi government has denied any role in the hack.

“This reported surveillance of Mr….

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