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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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18 Jan 2018

Lebanese security agency turns smartphone into selfie spycam: researchers

FRANKFURT Lebanon's intelligence service may have turned the smartphones of thousands of targeted individuals into cyber-spying machines in one of the first known examples of large-scale state hacking of phones rather than computers, researchers say.

18 Jan 2018

Lebanon spy agency targets smartphone users worldwide, researchers say

FRANKFURT, Jan 18 Lebanon's intelligence service may have turned the smartphones of thousands of targeted individuals into cyber-spying machines, in one of the first known examples of large-scale state hacking of phones rather than computers, researchers said on Thursday.

17 Jan 2018

Chart-topping fitness app 'Sweatcoin' secures funding

FRANKFURT Sweatcoin, a free smartphone app that pays people to be physically active, said on Wednesday it has secured its first round of institutional funding after topping download charts in Britain and the United States.

17 Jan 2018

Chip tool maker ASML posts year-end surge, sees no let-up

AMSTERDAM/FRANKFURT ASML , a leading supplier of equipment to the world's biggest chipmakers, reported fourth-quarter net profit that far exceeded expectations after some customers requested early delivery of products to satisfy booming demand.

16 Jan 2018

Permira partner takes charge of Germany's TeamViewer after execs quit

FRANKFURT, Jan 16 Private equity firm Permira has installed one of its partners as the new chief executive of German portfolio company TeamViewer, which it acquired in 2014, after the company failed to find a buyer and its senior executives left last year.

11 Jan 2018

Uber rival Taxify expands into Lisbon while eyeing fresh funding

FRANKFURT Taxify, Uber's upstart European-based rival, is looking to expand during the coming year outside of the biggest cities in the more than 20 countries where it now operates into secondary markets, Chief Executive Markus Villig said on Thursday.

10 Jan 2018

Microsoft says security patches slowing down PCs, servers

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that software patches released to guard against microchip security threats slowed down some personal computers and servers, with systems running on older Intel Corp processors seeing a noticeable decrease in performance. | Video

15 Dec 2017

Suspected North Korean cyber group seeks to woo bitcoin job seekers

FRANKFURT The surging price of cryptocurrencies in global markets is catching the eye not just of ordinary retail investors but a cybercrime gang with links to the North Korean government, according to cyber researchers tracing the group's activities.

11 Dec 2017

Hackers hit U.S., Russian banks in ATM robbery scam: report

FRANKFURT A previously undetected group of Russian-language hackers silently stole nearly $10 million from at least 18 mostly U.S. and Russian banks in recent years by targeting interbank transfer systems, a Moscow-based security firm said on Monday.

11 Dec 2017

LimeBike expands to Europe as cycle-sharing rivalry mounts

FRANKFURT Bicycle-sharing start-up LimeBike will begin operating in two European cities this month, marking the first overseas expansion by U.S. players seeking to keep pace with the international forays of better-funded Chinese rivals.

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