Twitter caught up in Saudi spying reports, Facebook eyeing security companies?
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[SOUND] Twitter reportedly fired an employee accused of being a mole for the Saudi Arabian government in 2015.
According to the New York times, western intelligence officials notified Twitter the employee had been spying on accounts critical of the Saudi government.
Twitter reportedly found no evidence that data had been shared, but the fired the worker in December 2015.
The company declined to comment.
Facebook might be out to acquire a security company after the biggest breach in it's history saw 15 million accounts compromised.
According to reports in the information on Sunday, Facebook has approached a number of security companies about an acquisition, though the company declined to comment on the reports.
And finally, an international mission to study Mercury has blasted off from South America.
The BepiColombo mission backed by Japan and the European Space Agency consists of two orbiters which will fly by Earth, Venus, and Mercury a number of times before entering Mercury's orbit in 2025.
There, they'll map the planet to learn more about how it was formed.
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