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Official: Oregon lags in socially conscious investing

Nov. 19, 2019 2:32 PM EST

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s state employee pension fund is invested in an Israeli company whose smartphone spyware has been used against dissidents, human rights defenders and journalists by repressive regimes. It’s also invested in two prison companies that run immigrant detention...

Uber CEO walks back comment on Saudi writer's slaying

Nov. 11, 2019 3:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist "a mistake" and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one of the company's autonomous vehicles. Khosrowshahi later said he regretted his comments, made during an interview with...

Saudi recruitment of Twitter workers reflects insider risks

Nov. 7, 2019 11:04 PM EST

Allegations that two former Twitter employees spied on users for the Saudi government have spotlighted the threat posed by insiders who exploit their access to the mountains of sensitive data held by tech companies. The Twitter case adds an alarming international dimension to the longstanding problem of rogue...

US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics

Nov. 6, 2019 11:07 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Saudi government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. The complaint...

Saudi energy minister: Saudi Aramco's public offering 'soon'

Oct. 30, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A planned stock offering of a small part of state-run oil giant Saudi Aramco "will come soon" and only at the direction of Saudi Arabia's crown prince, the kingdom's energy minister said Wednesday, further underlining the power of the 34-year-old royal. The minister, Prince...

Facebook sues Israeli company over WhatsApp spyware

Oct. 29, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

Facebook sued the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group on Tuesday in U.S. federal court for allegedly targeting some 1,400 users of its encrypted messaging service WhatsApp with highly sophisticated spyware. The lawsuit filed in San Francisco is the first legal action of its kind, according to Facebook,...

Report: Saudi Aramco shares to start trading in December

Oct. 29, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A long-delayed initial public offering of the state-run oil giant Saudi Aramco will see its shares traded on Riyadh's stock exchange in December, a Saudi-owned satellite news channel reported Tuesday as the kingdom's showcase investment forum began. The report by Dubai-based...

Investors return to Saudi Arabia as lucrative oil IPO looms

Oct. 28, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Lured by a long-looming stock offering of Saudi Arabia's massive state-run oil company, investors and business leaders have returned to the kingdom's capital for an investment forum that was overshadowed last year by the assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal...

UN investigator regrets no probe of chain to Khashoggi slay

Oct. 25, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. independent investigator said Friday that she regrets that neither Saudi Arabia nor the U.N. secretary-general and U.N. decision-making bodies have taken steps to criminally investigate "the chain of command" behind the Saudi operation that led to last year's execution of...

Japan's SoftBank shaken by WeWork, but committing billions

Oct. 25, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology giant SoftBank has committed billions of dollars to bailing out office-space sharing startup WeWork in a daring vote of confidence from its intrepid founder Masayoshi Son. WeWork's woes are substantial enough that some analysts say they could derail the investment ambitions...