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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

18 Aug 2018

Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance. | Video

17 Aug 2018

Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan

SAN FRANCISCO Google is not close to launching a search engine app in China, its chief executive said at a companywide meeting on Thursday, according to a transcript seen by Reuters, as employees of the Alphabet Inc unit called for more transparency and oversight of the project. | Video

16 Aug 2018

Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 16 Google's plan to launch a censored search engine in China requires more "transparency, oversight and accountability," hundreds of employees at the Alphabet Inc unit said in an internal petition seen by Reuters on Thursday.

12 Aug 2018

U.S. House candidates vulnerable to hacks: researchers

LAS VEGAS Three of every 10 candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives have significant security problems with their websites, according to a new study by independent researchers that underscores the threat hackers pose to the November elections. | Video

12 Aug 2018

U.S. House candidates vulnerable to hacks-researchers

LAS VEGAS, Aug 12 Three of every 10 candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives have significant security problems with their websites, according to a new study by independent researchers that underscores the threat hackers pose to the November elections.

08 Aug 2018

New genre of artificial intelligence programs take computer hacking to another level

SAN FRANCISCO The nightmare scenario for computer security - artificial intelligence programs that can learn how to evade even the best defenses - may already have arrived.

07 Aug 2018

U.S. think tank's tiny lab helps Facebook battle fake social media

WASHINGTON A day before Facebook announced that it had discovered and disabled a propaganda campaign designed to sow dissension among U.S. voters, it exclusively shared some of the suspicious pages with an online forensics team so busy it hasn't put a nameplate on the door.

05 Aug 2018

Huawei in British spotlight over use of U.S. firm's software

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO Huawei Technologies is facing increased scrutiny in Britain because it is using an aging software component sold by a firm based in the United States, one of the countries where lawmakers allege its equipment could facilitate Chinese spying, sources told Reuters.

02 Aug 2018

Staatsmedien - Google kehrt nicht nach China zurück

Peking/San Francisco Chinesische Staatsmedien haben Berichte über eine geplante Rückkehr von Google in die Volksrepublik dementiert.

02 Aug 2018

Google plans return to China search market with censored app: sources

BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google plans to launch a version of its search engine in China that will block some websites and search terms, two sources said, in a move that could mark its return to a market it abandoned eight years ago on censorship concerns. | Video

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