Jeremy Wagstaff

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

23 Dec 2017

As energy markets evolve, blockchain powers up

SINGAPORE Energy startups have been using blockchain to power electricity sharing in microgrid trials from Texas to Tasmania for a year or so.

19 Dec 2017

Multi-stage cyber attacks net North Korea millions in virtual currencies: researchers

SINGAPORE/SEOUL A series of recent cyber attacks has netted North Korean hackers millions of dollars in virtual currencies like bitcoin, with more attacks expected as international sanctions drive the country to seek new sources of cash, researchers say.

08 Dec 2017

Hackers steal $64 million from cryptocurrency firm NiceHash

A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace, NiceHash, said it lost about $64 million worth of bitcoin in a hack of its payment system, the latest incident to highlight risks that uneven oversight and security pose to booming digital currencies.

03 Dec 2017

For security agencies, blockchain goes from suspect to potential solution

Police and security agencies have so far only taken an interest in blockchain - the distributed ledger technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin - for tracking criminals hiding illegal money from banks.

04 Nov 2017

WhatsApp messenger hit by temporary outage; Facebook investigating

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger suffered a temporary outage in India and many other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday. | Video

02 Nov 2017

Leaked data from massive Malaysian breach "likely available online for long time"

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE, Nov 2 Personal details of tens of millions of Malaysians obtained from a 2014 data breach have likely been available for sale for a long time, according to the founder of an online portal who revealed the massive data breach this week.

02 Nov 2017

Malaysia investigating reported leak of 46 million mobile users' data

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE Malaysia is investigating an alleged attempt to sell the data of more than 46 million mobile phone subscribers online, in what appears to be one of the largest leaks of customer data in Asia. | Video

22 Sep 2017

At smartphone pioneer HTC: a new, or virtual, reality

TAIPEI/SINGAPORE When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple and Samsung Electronics.

20 Sep 2017

As Apple slows, fast-moving Chinese rivals gain in wealthy markets

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Slowing innovation at iPhone maker Apple gives Asian rivals their best chance yet to conquer developed markets, retailers and consumers say - thanks to better designs and lower prices.

06 Sep 2017

Australia researchers say find new way to build quantum computers

SINGAPORE Researchers in Australia have found a new way to build quantum computers which they say would make them dramatically easier and cheaper to produce at scale. 


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