Bezos-tangle can be said to have begun when the u.s. skvallertidningen the National Enquirer published an article about Jeff Bezos love affair. In the story, there were private pictures and text messages from his phone. This led to that the Amazon founder, who is also the world's richest person, set up an investigation to see how it had gone.
described Bezos later, the media company American Media Inc (AMI) tried to get him to put down the investigation, otherwise it would be the newspaper, owned by AMI, publish nude pictures of the billionaire.
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the Investigation continued, however, and Gavin de Becker, who led the, now writing at the Daily Beast about what he's been up to.
”Our investigators and several experts have with great conviction came to the conclusion that the saudis had access to Bezos telephone and got hold of private information,” writes de Becker.
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should then have been passed to the magazine National Enquirer, which published them. AMI published a year ago, a hotly debated trade magazine for saudi Arabia, ”The New Kingdom”, which, according to the news agency AP was sent in advance to the Saudi embassy in Washington.
”Why would the American Media, who is most known for publishing indecent articles about sex and scandals, bet money on the pressing of 200,000 copies of a magazine with a smiling crown prince Mohammed bin Salman all over the cover”, asks the us if it is 97 pages long and completely ad free photo times.
the investigation come to the conclusion that saudi Arabia has hacked the Bezos phone via cybersäkerhetsexperter who used saudi spyware, interviews with employees of AMI and discussions with previous and current adviser to the president, Donald Trump.
the Subject from the Saudi side should have been to punish Bezos, owns The Washington Post, for the newspaper's reporting on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi of the saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Gavin de Becker says that he handed over the investigation to the authorities in the united states.