Former Twitter employees charged with spying. Infosys hires PwC to probe whistleblower allegations.
Busted!: US Federal prosecutors have charged two former Twitter employees and a Saudi Arabian national with spying on some users of the social-media platform who were critical of Riyadh and providing that information to the kingdom’s officials.
The complaint filed in federal court in San Francisco accuses former Twitter employees Ahmad Abouammo, Ali Alzabarah and Ahmed Almutairi of acting as illegal agents of a foreign government. Abouammo was accused of trying to obtain personal information about Saudi Arabia’s critics. Alzabarah allegedly used employee credentials between November 2014 and May 2015 to obtain email addresses, dates of birth and other information about people who had published posts critical of the Saudi royal family, prosecutors said. CNBC
Indian IT giant Infosys has hired PwC to investigate two whistle-blower complaints alleging financial malfeasance against CEO Salil Parekh and CEO Nilanjan Roy. ET
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