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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 16 2017

Daimler launches Tel Aviv hub for auto technologies

TEL AVIV Daimler opened on Thursday a Mercedes-Benz research and development center in Tel Aviv, one of a growing number of multinational firms seeking to tap into Israel's auto technology expertise as the industry moves towards self-driving cars.

Nov 05 2017

Toyota seeks more investments in Israeli auto tech, robotics

TEL AVIV Japan's Toyota Motor Corp is seeking more investments in Israeli robotics and vehicle technologies after its venture arm led a $14 million investment in Intuition Robotics in July.

Nov 02 2017

Israeli hacking firm's founders to move into cyber defence

FRANKFURT/TEL AVIV Israeli entrepreneurs with a track record of developing computer hacking weapons for law enforcement agencies fighting online crime, are now looking to set up a new business to defend computer systems against attacks, they said on Thursday.

Oct 31 2017

Iran's hacking ability improving: Israeli general

TEL AVIV The Israeli military faces thousands of cyber attacks a day and many are orchestrated by Iran whose hacking capabilities are improving, the Israeli general in charge of network security said.

Oct 30 2017

Continental in talks to buy Israeli autos cyber firm Argus: reports

TEL AVIV/BERLIN Germany's Continental AG is in advanced talks to buy Israel's Argus Cyber Security, whose technology guards connected cars from hacking, for about $400 million, Israeli media reported on Monday.

Oct 26 2017

Criminals try message apps to evade dark web crackdown: report

LONDON/TEL AVIV A police crackdown on dark web markets such as AlphaBay and Hansa is driving cyber criminals to use mobile messaging apps to locate anonymous new hideouts from which to operate, a report by security researchers published on Wednesday showed.

Oct 25 2017

Israel eyes measures to prevent election cyber sabotage

TEL AVIV Israel is on guard against hacking ahead of the next general election, one of its most senior cyber security officials said, identifying Iran as posing the greatest overall risk to the country's cyber security.

Oct 04 2017

'We'll pay nothing': TowerJazz seeks growth with minimal investment

MIGDAL HA'EMEK, Israel Executives at Panasonic were surprised when Russell Ellwanger, CEO of Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz , asked to partner in three of their factories without putting any cash on the table.

Jul 24 2017

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma to buy Israel's Neuroderm for $1.1 billion

TOKYO/TEL AVIV Japan's Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp has agreed to buy Israeli drug maker Neuroderm for $1.1 billion in cash as part of a strategy to grow its business in the United States.

Jul 24 2017

Blackstone in talks to buy 40 pct of Israel cyber firm NSO -report

TEL AVIV Blackstone Group is in advanced talks to pay $400 million for 40 percent of privately held Israeli firm NSO Group, a maker of spyware for mobile devices, Israel's Calcalist business newspaper reported on Sunday.

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