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Saudi Arabia dismisses "absurd" claim it hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone

Saudi Arabia dismisses "absurd" claim it hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone

The United Nations released a report Wednesday saying senior investigators for the global body had received information "suggesting" a WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had sent a file carrying digital spyware to The Washington Post owner and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, enabling the kingdom to spy on him. Agnes Callamard, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on summary executions and extrajudicial killings, and David Kaye, U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, said in a statement released by the U.N. human rights agency on Wednesday that the findings should prompt further investigation into the alleged hacking.

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