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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

Nov 21 2017

Russia to act against Google if Sputnik, RT get lower search rankings: official

SAN FRANCISCO/MOSCOW The Kremlin will take action against Alphabet Inc's Google if articles from Russian news websites Sputnik and Russia Today are placed lower in search results, the Interfax news service cited Russia's chief media regulator as saying on Tuesday.

Nov 14 2017

Firefox opts for Google as default search in U.S., surprising Yahoo

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google reclaimed on Tuesday its spot as the default search engine on Mozilla Corp's Firefox Internet browser in the United States and other regions as the browser maker stunned Verizon Communication Inc's Yahoo by canceling their deal.

Nov 14 2017

Firefox opts for Google as default search in U.S., surprising Yahoo

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 14 Alphabet Inc's Google reclaimed on Tuesday its spot as the default search engine on Mozilla Corp's Firefox Internet browser in the United States and other regions as the browser maker stunned Verizon Communication Inc's Yahoo by canceling their deal.

Nov 13 2017

Google broadens takedown of extremist YouTube videos

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said on Monday, a major policy shift as social media companies face increasing pressure from governments.

Nov 13 2017

Google faces antitrust investigation in Missouri

SAN FRANCISCO Missouri's attorney general said Monday his office would investigate whether Alphabet Inc's Google violated the state's consumer protection and antitrust laws.

Nov 09 2017

Google supports U.S. efforts to disclose buyers of online political ads

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google unit told U.S. election regulators in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday that it "strongly supports" tightening rules on online political advertising as part of efforts to curtail "foreign abuse and influence" in elections.

Nov 06 2017

Indonesia threatens to block WhatsApp messaging over obscene content

JAKARTA/SAN FRANCISCO Indonesia on Monday vowed to block Facebook Inc's WhatsApp Messenger within 48 hours if the service did not ensure that obscene Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images were removed.

Nov 01 2017

Qualcomm, JMC seek to exit Alphabet-backed New York WiFi project: sources

SAN FRANCISCO Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc and private equity firm JMC Capital Partners are looking to sell their stakes in a joint venture that operates more than 1,300 free WiFi kiosks fashioned from old phone booths around New York City, according to people familiar with the matter.

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