Saudi Arabia recruited Twitter employees charged with spying

Two Saudi citizens, one American, accused of working together to unmask ownership of dissident Twitter accounts. Saudi Arabia’s government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, prosecutors alleged on Wednesday. The complaint unsealed in US District Court in San Francisco detailed a coordinated effort by Saudi government officials to recruit employees at the social media giant to look up the private data of Twitter accounts, including email addresses…

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White officer charged with murder in shooting of black woman

Texas police officer Aaron Dean shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson as she stood inside her home on Saturday morning. A white police officer who shot and killed an African American woman in her Fort Worth, Texas, home  in the presence of her eight-year-old nephew was charged with murder on Monday after resigning from the force. The Fort Worth Police Department said its officers were responding to a call from a neighbour, who reported to a non-emergency line, that Atatiana Jefferson’s front door had been left open. The responding officer fired a…

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Massachusetts judge charged with helping man evade ICE

Charges mark latest skirmish over immigration enforcement between Trump and local gov’ts that resist his crackdown. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents enter an apartment complex looking for a specific undocumented immigrant convicted of a felony during an early morning operation in Dallas [File: LM Otero/AP Photo] US federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Massachusetts judge and court officer with conspiracy and obstruction, saying they blocked an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer from arresting an undocumented immigrant at a 2018 court proceeding. The charges mark the latest skirmish in…

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