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Saudi crown prince’s WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

Saudi crown prince’s WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

World
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to "influence, if not silence" the newspaper's reporting on the kingdom, two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday. The U.N. experts called for an “immediate investigation” by the United States into a report commissioned by Bezos that showed the billionaire technology mogul's phone was likely hacked after he received an MP4 video file sent from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's WhatsApp account after the two men exchanged phone numbers during a dinner in Los Angeles in 2018. The video file was sent to Bezos' phone five months before Saudi critic and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by Saudi
Prince’s memoir: Seven things we learned

Prince’s memoir: Seven things we learned

Entertainment
"Yesterday I tried to write a novel, but I didn't know where to begin," sang Prince in his 1982 song Moonbeam Lyrics.More than three decades later, in 2016, he announced he had started to write his autobiography. The purple prose was never finished. On the 21 April that year he died aged 57, three months into the project, having hand-written 28 pages about his childhood, using his trademark abbreviated spellings, U, R, 2, 4 and "eye" for I. "The book coincided with an inward turn in what he was experiencing, in what would turn out to be his final years," says Dan Piepenbring, 33, the writer Prince chose to collaborate with on his memoir The Beautiful Ones, named after his track on the Purple Rain...
Saudi princes held in 'corruption crackdown'

Saudi princes held in 'corruption crackdown'

Business
Saudi Arabia has detained 11 princes as well as several current and former ministers, amid an anti-corruption crackdown by King Salman.Among those to be held was the prominent billionaire businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.The nephew of the Saudi monarch is chairman of Kingdom Holding, one of the largest shareholders in the banking giant Citigroup, which also holds a stake in Twitter.Image:Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been detained. File pic The head of the powerful National Guard and son of the late King Abdullah, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, was also detained in the sweeping purge which consolidates the power of heir to the throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.The crackdown came after King Salman announced the creation of a new anti-corruption committee late on Saturday night, head...