"“Our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone, and gained private information,” De Becker wrote. “As of today, it is unclear to what degree, if any, AMI was aware of the details.”
A spokesman for the Saudi embassy in Washington did not immediately return a request for comment."
So that’s how Bezos’ private stuff was stolen and why blackmail was attempted.
"Experts with whom we consulted confirmed New York Times reports on the Saudi capability to “collect vast amounts of previously inaccessible data from smartphones in the air without leaving a trace—including phone calls, texts, emails”—and confirmed that hacking was a key part of the Saudi’s “extensive surveillance efforts that ultimately led to the killing of [Washington Post] journalist Jamal Khashoggi.”
So basically the Saudis can listen in on you guys, your spouses, your kids and anyone they want. And if they hear things they don’t like it’s obvious they will take action (including murder).
And our current president won’t do a thing about it. Hell, he likes them.