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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

Dec 07 2017

Exclusive: Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret - sources

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called "bug bounty" program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters. | Video

Dec 01 2017

Three Uber security managers resign after CEO criticizes practices

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Three senior managers in Uber Technologies Inc's security unit resigned on Friday, an Uber spokesperson said, days after the company's new chief executive officer disclosed a massive data breach and criticized past security practices.

Nov 20 2017

Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking safeguards for elections

SAN FRANCISCO A bipartisan Harvard University project aimed at protecting elections from hacking and propaganda will release its first set of recommendations today on how U.S. elections can be defended from hacking attacks.

Nov 04 2017

Kaspersky acknowledges taking inactive files in pursuit of hackers

SAN FRANCISCO Eugene Kaspersky said his company's widely used antivirus software has copied files that did not threaten the personal computers of those customers, a sharp departure from industry practice that could increase suspicions that the Moscow-based firm aids Russian spies.

Nov 03 2017

Reuters Summit: CEO says Kaspersky antivirus software also takes harmless files

SAN FRANCISCO Eugene Kaspersky said his company's widely used antivirus software has copied files that did not threaten the personal computers of customers, a sharp departure from industry practice that could increase suspicions that the Moscow-based firm aids Russian spies.

Oct 25 2017

Kaspersky says it obtained suspected NSA hacking code from U.S. computer

SAN FRANCISCO Moscow-based antivirus software maker Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday that its security software had taken source code for a secret American hacking tool from a personal computer in the United States.

Oct 25 2017

Kaspersky says it obtained suspected NSA hacking code from U.S. computer

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 25 Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday acknowledged that its security software had taken source code for a secret American hacking tool from a personal computer in the United States.

Oct 17 2017

Exclusive: Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database.

Oct 05 2017

Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: media reports

WASHINGTON Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday.

Sep 29 2017

Twitter suspends Russia-linked accounts, but U.S. senator says response inadequate

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Twitter said on Thursday it had suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 U.S. election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient. | Video

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