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Saudi Case Manager Bethany Alhaidari quoted in the Washington Post

The Freedom Initiative’s Saudi Case Manager Bethany Alhaidari was quoted in an August 29 article titled ‘Tape or chewing gum:’ Twitter’s lapses echo worldwide for The Washington Post. Alhaidari expressed concerns about the alleged privacy and cybersecurity lapses at Twitter.

As an advocate for dissidents and others detained in Saudi Arabia, Bethany Al-Haidari has been concerned for years about Twitter’s user privacy safeguards. The new whistleblower allegations make her all the more worried.

“Given what we know about how social media is used around the world, that is incredibly problematic,” said Al-Haidari, who works for The Freedom Initiative, a U.S.-based human rights group. The possibility of hackers or governments exploiting the alleged cybersecurity lapses at Twitter to get users’ identities, private messages or other personal information “is quite disturbing to me,” she said.

Read the full article here.

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September 1, 2022

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