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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

08 May 2018

Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records: official report

WASHINGTON The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said. | Video

05 May 2018

Spy agency NSA collected 500 mln U.S. call records in 2017, a sharp rise -official report

WASHINGTON, May 4 The U.S. National Security Agency collected more than 500 million phone call records of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said.

03 May 2018

Ex-NSA chief's startup raises $78 million, helps defend U.S. power grid

WASHINGTON IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, a startup led by former U.S. National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander, has raised $78 million in additional funding, the company told Reuters on Wednesday, a day ahead of a planned announcement.

26 Apr 2018

Uber to update 'bug bounty' policies after 2016 data breach: executive

SAN FRANCISCO Uber on Thursday plans to announce changes to how it rewards cyber researchers who report flaws in its software, a company executive told Reuters, as part of the ride-hailing firm's response to concerns raised about the way it handled a data breach in 2016.

25 Apr 2018

North Korea's elite quitting Facebook, concealing internet activity: researcher

WASHINGTON North Korea's ruling class has in recent months abandoned Western social media sites such as Facebook , Instagram and Alphabet's Google and dramatically increased its use of tools that cloak internet activity, according to cyber security research published on Wednesday.

24 Apr 2018

U.S. regulator fines Altaba $35 million over 2014 Yahoo email hack

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO U.S. regulators fined Altaba Inc, the company formerly known as Yahoo! Inc, $35 million on Tuesday to settle charges that kept its massive 2014 cyber security breach a secret from investors for more than two years.

18 Apr 2018

U.S. official warns of 'unintended consequences' of European data privacy law

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned on Tuesday that a European data privacy law taking effect next month may have "unintended consequences" that harm the United States' ability to protect itself from cyber attacks.

17 Apr 2018

Tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, vow not to aid government cyber attacks

SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft, Facebook and more than 30 other global technology companies on Tuesday announced a joint pledge not to assist any government in offensive cyber attacks.

17 Apr 2018

Tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, vow not to aid government cyber attacks

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 Microsoft, Facebook and more than 30 other global technology companies on Tuesday announced a joint pledge not to assist any government in offensive cyber attacks.

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