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Twitter Pressured to Give Information on Alleged Saudi Spies

  • House Republicans bash social media company on security lapses
  • Absent ‘concrete action,’ committee is reviewing its options

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Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform are pressuring Twitter Inc. to disclose information about a 2015 data breach at the company involving former employees who allegedly worked as spies for the government of Saudi Arabia.

Representative James Comer, a Kentucky Republican and the ranking member on the committee, wrote to Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey on Sept. 2, accusing the company of “mismanagement” and stating that he will “consider all possible options, including legislation, to ensure Twitter’s security no longer puts people’s lives at risk.”