Twitter Employees Spied on Users for Saudis: Prosecutors

“In exchange for spying on more than 6,000 Twitter users, the employees received tens of thousands of dollars through secret bank accounts and a designer watch, prosecutors said” writes Bob Cronin for (Newser) – Two former Twitter employees face federal charges after prosecutors said they were paid to look up users’ private information in an effort against critics of Saudi Arabia’s government.The two are charged with acting as foreign agents without registering with the US. It’s the first time federal prosecutors have publicly said Saudi Arabia has agents operating in this country, the Washington Post reports.

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