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Joseph Menn

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

Sep 18 2017

Hackers compromised free CCleaner software, Avast's Piriform says

SAN FRANCISCO Hackers broke into British company Piriform Ltd's free software that optimizes computer performance last month, potentially allowing them to control the devices of millions of users, the company and independent researchers said on Monday.

Sep 18 2017

Hackers compromised CCleaner free software, Avast's Piriform says

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 Hackers broke into British company Piriform's free software for optimizing computer performance last month and installed tools that could have allowed them to take control of tens of millions of devices, the company and independent researchers said on Monday.

Sep 07 2017

Former CIA director Petraeus joins KKR backed security firm

SAN FRANCISCO Former United States CIA Director David Petraeus said Thursday he has joined the board of a large cybersecurity company controlled by investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR & Co. LP), taking his most prominent role in the private sector.

Sep 06 2017

Facebook says likely Russian-based operation funded U.S. ads with political message

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had found that an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on thousands of U.S. ads promoting divisive social and political messages in a two-year-period through May. | Video

Aug 25 2017

Russian hackers feel the heat as Trump seeks warmer Moscow ties

MOSCOW/SAN FRANCISCO When Alexander Vinnik was arrested on money-laundering charges at a Greek hotel in late July, the status of his Jabber secure online messaging account was set to "away".

Aug 25 2017

Chinese national arrested in Los Angeles on U.S. hacking charge

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. authorities on Thursday accused a Chinese national visiting the United States of providing malware that has been linked to the theft of security clearance records of millions of American government employees.

Aug 17 2017

Internet firms shift stance, move to exile white supremacists

SAN FRANCISCO Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against neo-Nazi groups in the United States on Wednesday as more technology companies removed white supremacists from their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jul 27 2017

Flush times for hackers in booming cyber security job market

LAS VEGAS The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for job security.

Jul 27 2017

Exclusive: Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign - sources

SAN FRANCISCO Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. | Video

Jul 27 2017

Exclusive: Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign - sources

SAN FRANCISCO Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. Congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. | Video

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