Posts tagged as: Saudi Arabia

Ex-Twitter Employees Arrested For Spying For Saudi Arabia

The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia by accessing account info on dissidents who use the social media network. in court papers the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who the CIA has concluded likely ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last year, is claimed […]

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund Drops $1 Billion Into EV Firm Lucid Motors

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund agreed to invest more than $1 billion in Lucid Motors. The funding will enable Lucid of Silicon Valley to achieve the commercial launch of its Lucid Air electric vehicle in 2020, PIF said Monday. Lucid joins Daimler-owned Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen’s Audi and Porsche brands in the battle for dominance […]

Snapchat Blocking Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera content in Saudi Arabia. Snapchat said it was asked by the Saudi authorities to remove the Qatari-backed broadcaster’s Discover Publisher Channel because it violated local laws. Qatar is in an ongoing dispute with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE. “We make an effort to comply with local […]

Saudi Arabia’s Investment Fund Is Putting Money in Uber

Uber Announced today┬áthat it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign investment fund. The fund is putting $3.5 billion into the global firm and will get a seat on Uber’s board of directors. Funding for new tech companies has been slowing in recent months amid concerns that many startups have been over-valued. […]

Tekken Tag Tournament 2’s Saudi Arabia Stage Will Remove Accidental Usage of ‘Allah’

  Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has had to address a major controversial feature, the game’s “Saudi Arabia” stage has created a stir of its own through usage of imagery that may be offensive to Muslims. The issue stems from the level’s floor texture; a pattern of repeating stars that each contain the Arabic script for […]

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