United States

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

Aug 12 2018

U.S. House candidates vulnerable to hacks: researchers

LAS VEGAS Three of every 10 candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives have significant security problems with their websites, according to a new study by independent researchers that underscores the threat hackers pose to the November elections. | Video

Aug 08 2018

New genre of artificial intelligence programs take computer hacking to another level

SAN FRANCISCO The nightmare scenario for computer security - artificial intelligence programs that can learn how to evade even the best defenses - may already have arrived.

Aug 07 2018

U.S. think tank's tiny lab helps Facebook battle fake social media

WASHINGTON A day before Facebook announced that it had discovered and disabled a propaganda campaign designed to sow dissension among U.S. voters, it exclusively shared some of the suspicious pages with an online forensics team so busy it hasn't put a nameplate on the door.

Aug 05 2018

Huawei in British spotlight over use of U.S. firm's software

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO Huawei Technologies is facing increased scrutiny in Britain because it is using an aging software component sold by a firm based in the United States, one of the countries where lawmakers allege its equipment could facilitate Chinese spying, sources told Reuters.

Aug 02 2018

Staatsmedien - Google kehrt nicht nach China zurück

Peking/San Francisco Chinesische Staatsmedien haben Berichte über eine geplante Rückkehr von Google in die Volksrepublik dementiert.

Aug 02 2018

Google plans return to China search market with censored app: sources

BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google plans to launch a version of its search engine in China that will block some websites and search terms, two sources said, in a move that could mark its return to a market it abandoned eight years ago on censorship concerns. | Video

Jul 31 2018

Facebook says it identifies campaign to meddle in 2018 U.S. elections

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it had identified a new coordinated political influence campaign to mislead its users and sow dissension among voters ahead of November's U.S. congressional elections. | Video

Jul 25 2018

Facebook pledges tough U.S. election security efforts as critical memo surfaces

WASHINGTON Facebook officials on Tuesday said the company is using a range of techniques including artificial intelligence to counter Russian operatives or others who use deceptive tactics and false information to manipulate public opinion.

Jul 19 2018

Immigration defense group rejects Salesforce.com donation

SAN FRANCISCO A leading nonprofit group helping immigrant families reunite at the U.S. border on Thursday rejected a $250,000 donation from Salesforce.com Inc in protest at the cloud-computing company's contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.


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