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Business Insider | 1/23/2020 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
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UN investigators backed bombshell claims that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Jeff Bezos' phone. Investigators said they had credible information that Bezos was hacked by a WhatsApp number belonging to the Crown Prince in May 2018.

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Saudi officials close to the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly knew of plans to hack Bezos phone. The unnamed officials also said that senior adviser to the crown prince, Saud al-Qahtani, was also involved in the hacking as part of a broader intimidation campaign against Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October 2018 at the hands of Saudi agents.

Jeff Bezos broke his silence after reports that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked his phone by commemorating the journalist whose killing was linked to the Saudi government. In his first public comment since the initial reports, Bezos tweeted a photo on Wednesday showing himself attending a vigil in 2019 for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, whose death has been linked to the Saudi government.

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly taunted Jeff Bezos with a sexist meme in a sign that the crown prince had access to the Amazon CEO's private messages. The forensic analysis of Bezos' phone was first obtained by Motherboard.

Saudi Arabia denied hacking into Jeff Bezos' phone and called for an investigation into the "absurd" claims. The Saudi Embassy in the US called via Twitter on Wednesday for "an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out."

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TikTok is reportedly on the hunt for a US-based CEO, and it could be the company's...
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