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The Epic Battle Between Trump and Bezos Is On

What did President Trump know and when did he know it? Whom did he pressure out of self-interest? Are there emails or tapes? And, maybe, let’s call some witnesses. No, I am not referring to the Ukraine mess. And not the Barr-none desecration of the Justice Department through the president’s egregious tweet-meddling in the Roger […]

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Jeff Bezos Buying $165 Million Estate, a California Record

The national housing market has cooled, but in Los Angeles the ultrarich are still shattering price records. An heiress to the Formula One racing empire sold her home for $119.75 million last July. In December, Lachlan Murdoch paid $150 million for a home in Bel Air. The latest buyer at the top: Jeff Bezos, the […]

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Amazon Looks to Question Trump in Pentagon Contracting Case

SEATTLE — Amazon has asked a federal court to let it depose President Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, arguing that hearing from them was essential to determining if they had intervened against the internet company when the Pentagon awarded a multibillion-dollar defense contract to a competitor. The request, which was unsealed on Monday, escalates […]

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Jeff Bezos Is Sued by His Girlfriend’s Brother

The brother of Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend has filed a lawsuit accusing Mr. Bezos and his security consultant of defaming him in connection with a 2019 National Enquirer story revealing Mr. Bezos’s extramarital affair. Michael Sanchez, a Hollywood talent manager and the brother of Lauren Sanchez, said in his lawsuit, which was filed on Friday in […]

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Someone Tried to Hack My Phone. Technology Researchers Accused Saudi Arabia.

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. BEIRUT, Lebanon — On June 21, 2018, I received an Arabic text message on my cellphone that read: “Ben Hubbard and the story of the Saudi royal family,” with a link for a website, arabnews365.com. […]

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Jeff Bezos’ Hack Inquiry Falls Short of Implicating National Enquirer

Almost a year ago, Jeff Bezos hinted that Saudi Arabia had played a role in The National Enquirer’s 11-page exposé of his affair with the Los Angeles television personality Lauren Sanchez. In making the case in a post on the website Medium, Mr. Bezos noted that his newspaper, The Washington Post, had published the Saudi […]

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Jeff Bezos, Tabloid Man

SEATTLE — When Jeff Bezos and his former wife, MacKenzie, celebrated what would be their last anniversary together around Labor Day 2018, they arrived at a Miami nightclub with no fanfare. His table was booked online, which is “totally what tourists do” and “totally dorky,” the club’s celebrity liaison said in an interview at the […]

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How Jeff Bezos’ iPhone X Was Hacked

SAN FRANCISCO — On the afternoon of May 1, 2018, Jeff Bezos received a message on WhatsApp from an account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The two men had previously communicated using the messaging platform, but Mr. Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, had not expected a message that day — let alone […]

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Bezos Phone May Have Been Hacked by Saudi Leader, U.N. Experts Say

A WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have been used to hack into the cellphone of Jeff Bezos in an effort to “influence, if not silence” reporting on the kingdom by The Washington Post, two United Nations human rights experts said on Wednesday. Mr. Bezos, the billionaire chief […]

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U.N. Experts Call for Inquiry Into Hack of Bezos’ Phone

A WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have been used to hack into the cellphone of Jeff Bezos in an effort to “influence, if not silence” reporting on the kingdom by The Washington Post, two United Nations human rights experts said on Wednesday. Mr. Bezos, the billionaire owner […]

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Analysis Said to Tie Hacking of Bezos’ Phone to Saudi Leader’s Account

SEATTLE — A forensic analysis of Jeff Bezos’ cellphone found with “medium to high confidence” that the Amazon chief’s device was hacked after he received a video from a WhatsApp account reportedly belonging to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, according to a person familiar with the Bezos-ordered investigation. After Mr. Bezos, who […]

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India Targets Jeff Bezos Over Amazon and Washington Post

MUMBAI, India — Jeff Bezos’ ownership of The Washington Post has complicated business for his much bigger company, Amazon, in Trump-era Washington. Now the same thing could be happening in New Delhi under India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, who has increasingly sought to rein in both the international news media and foreign technology companies. Last […]

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