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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

Jun 13 2018

Facebook releases new privacy safeguards after ceding to pressure from advertisers

WASHINGTON Facebook is installing new controls it says will better inform its members about the way companies are targeting them with advertising, the latest step to quell a public outcry over the company's mishandling of user data.

Jun 09 2018

U.S. probe of Malaysia's 1MDB picks up speed after Najib's election loss

WASHINGTON U.S. investigators have accelerated their probe into the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund set up by former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and are exchanging more evidence with Malaysian authorities since Najib lost last month's election, three sources with direct knowledge of the probe said. | Video

May 30 2018

Exclusive: U.S. bill would force tech companies to disclose foreign software probes

WASHINGTON U.S. tech companies would be forced to disclose if they allowed American adversaries, like Russia and China, to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military under proposed legislation, Senate staff told Reuters on Thursday.

Apr 13 2018

Aruban official pleads guilty to laundering bribe money in U.S.

WASHINGTON An Aruban official living in Florida pleaded guilty in Miami federal court to laundering bribe money, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

Mar 26 2018

Kinross Gold settles U.S. charges related to bribe prevention in Africa

WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Canadian-based mining company Kinross Gold Corp agreed to pay $950,000 to settle civil charges that it failed to ensure its payments in Africa were not being used to bribe government officials.

Mar 13 2018

Maryland firm settles U.S. charges over bribes to Russian official

WASHINGTON A Maryland-based company has agreed to pay $2 million to settle charges that it bribed a Russian official to win contracts to ship uranium to the United States, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday.

Mar 13 2018

Maryland firm settles U.S. charges over bribes to Russian official

WASHINGTON, March 13 A Maryland-based company has agreed to pay $2 million to settle charges that it bribed a Russian official to win contracts to ship uranium to the United States, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday.

Jan 25 2018

Tech firms let Russia probe software widely used by U.S. government

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW Major global technology providers SAP , Symantec and McAfee have allowed Russian authorities to hunt for vulnerabilities in software deeply embedded across the U.S. government, a Reuters investigation has found. | Video

Jan 25 2018

INSIGHT-Tech firms let Russia probe software widely used by U.S. government

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, Jan 25 Major global technology providers SAP, Symantec and McAfee have allowed Russian authorities to hunt for vulnerabilities in software deeply embedded across the U.S. government, a Reuters investigation has found.

Jan 12 2018

U.S. charges Maryland businessman with bribing Russian official

WASHINGTON U.S. authorities have charged a Maryland businessman with bribing a Russian official in an effort to win contracts to ship uranium to the United States.

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