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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

6:25pm EST

U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

WASHINGTON A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere. | Video

4:14pm EST

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

WASHINGTON Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.

Feb 16 2018

Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.

Feb 16 2018

U.S. grand jury indicts 13 Russian nationals in election meddling probe

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 A Russian Internet agency and more than a dozen Russians interfered in the U.S. election campaign from 2014 through 2016 in a multi-pronged effort with the aim of supporting then-businessman Donald Trump and disparaging his rival Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Special Counsel said in an indictment on Friday.

Feb 16 2018

White House blames Russia for 'reckless' NotPetya cyber attack

WASHINGTON/LONDON The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating 'NotPetya' cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

Feb 15 2018

U.S. blames Russia for crippling 2017 'NotPetya' cyber attack

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday publicly blamed Russia for carrying out the so-called NotPetya cyber attack last year that crippled government and business computers in Ukraine before spreading around the world.

Feb 15 2018

U.S. blames Russia for crippling 2017 'NotPetya' cyber attack

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday publicly blamed Russia for carrying out the so-called NotPetya cyber attack last year that crippled government and business computers in Ukraine before spreading around the world.

Feb 14 2018

U.S. Democrats push $1 billion bill for election security

WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cyber security of U.S. voting systems, and Vice President Mike Pence defended the administration's efforts to protect polls from hackers.

Feb 14 2018

U.S. Democrats propose more than $1 bln for election cyber security

WASHINGTON, Feb 14 Congressional Democrats on Wednesday introduced legislation that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cyber security of U.S. voting systems, saying inaction has made elections vulnerable to more interference from Russian hackers.

Feb 07 2018

Uber says hackers behind 2016 data breach were in Canada, Florida

WASHINGTON The two people who hacked ride-hailing firm Uber's data in 2016 were in Canada and Florida at the time, a company security executive told a U.S. congressional committee on Tuesday.

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