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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

29 Nov 2017

U.S. expands leniency for companies that disclose foreign bribery

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department will extend greater leniency to companies that voluntarily alert authorities when they learn employees have paid bribes to foreign officials, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Wednesday.

22 Nov 2017

U.S. sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade of commodities like coal.

16 Nov 2017

Exclusive - Secret witness in Senate Clinton probe is ex-lobbyist for Russian firm

WASHINGTON Senate Republicans say their investigation of Hillary Clinton’s role in approving a deal to sell U.S. uranium mines to a Russian company hinges in part on the testimony of a secret informant in a bribery and extortion scheme inside the same company.

01 Nov 2017

Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. seeks return to U.S. to defend money laundering settlement

WASHINGTON Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, wants permission to return to the United States to defend a claim by prosecutors that her client's company has failed to pay a $6 million (4.52 million pounds) settlement in an international money laundering case.

26 Oct 2017

McAfee says it no longer will permit government source code reviews

WASHINGTON U.S.-based cyber firm McAfee said it will no longer permit foreign governments to scrutinize the source code of its products, halting a practice some security experts have warned could be leveraged by nation-states to carry out cyber attacks.

18 Oct 2017

U.S. senator probes Pentagon on Russian source code reviews

WASHINGTON A U.S. senator on Tuesday asked the Defense Department to explain how it manages the risks when it uses software that has been scrutinized by foreign governments, saying the practice may represent a national security threat.

10 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Symantec CEO says source code reviews pose unacceptable risk

WASHINGTON U.S.-based cyber firm Symantec is no longer allowing governments to review the source code of its software because of fears the agreements would compromise the security of its products, Symantec Chief Executive Greg Clark said in an interview with Reuters. | Video

09 Oct 2017

UK tech firm Micro Focus to curb code reviews by 'high risk' governments

WASHINGTON British tech firm Micro Focus International Plc , the new owner of ArcSight security software, said it would restrict reviews of the core operating instructions in its products by "high-risk" governments, after Reuters reported that the application had been scrutinized by Russia.

02 Oct 2017

Special Report - HP Enterprise let Russia scrutinize cyberdefense system used by Pentagon

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW Hewlett Packard Enterprise allowed a Russian defense agency to review the inner workings of cyber defense software used by the Pentagon to guard its computer networks, according to Russian regulatory records and interviews with people with direct knowledge of the issue. | Video

30 Jul 2017

Trump threatens to end insurance payments if no healthcare bill

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday to end government payments to health insurers if Congress does not pass a new healthcare bill and goaded them to not abandon their seven-year quest to replace the Obamacare law.

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