Tag: Text Messaging

Mourning My Mom, One Red Carpet at a Time

For most of my adult life, every winter when awards season rolled around I would get primed and ready to have an epic night. Not because I was an Oscar-nominated ingénue about to walk the red carpet in Valentino couture and Bulgari earrings, but because my mom’s red carpet commentary was the stuff of legend. […]

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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, 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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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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