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Andrew Blake is a digital writer/cybersecurity reporter for The Washington Times. He is passionate about cybersecurity, technology and the Internet. Andrew graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in cultural anthropology. He can be reached at

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In this April 20, 2016, file photo, people smoke marijuana during a 4/20 cannabis culture rally in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Canadian police seek delay on marijuana legalization taking effect

Canadian law enforcement isn't prepared for marijuana to become legal next summer, according to police officials, but the nation's public safety minister says authorities still have plenty of time before shops start selling retail weed July 1. Published September 13, 2017

Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

FTC asked to investigate Equifax breach

The Federal Trade Commission is the latest government agency being asked to investigate the recent Equifax breach after receiving a formal request Wednesday from Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat. Published September 13, 2017

In this photo taken Sept. 1, 2017, black smoke rises from the roof at the Consulate-General of Russia in San Francisco. San Francisco's air board is citing Russian diplomats over the mysterious black smoke that wafted out of their consulate here in the hours after the United States ordered it shut down. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Russian consulate in San Francisco cited over black smoke

Air regulators in northern California have cited the recently closed Russian consulate over the dark plumes of smoke seen emitting from its chimney earlier this month on the eve of its shuttering. Published September 13, 2017

President Donald Trump takes a drink of water before delivering a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Alex Jones, Roger Stone claim Donald Trump is being covertly drugged

The latest conspiracy theory from InfoWars host Alex Jones involves President Trump being slowly drugged with small doses of sedatives, and a former Trump campaign adviser claims the perpetrator could be the White House chief of staff. Published September 12, 2017

A person buys marijuana at the Essence cannabis dispensary, Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Nevada says cities allowed to license legal marijuana lounges

Nevada law doesn't prohibit local governments from permitting businesses to let customers consume marijuana on their premises, according to state officials, meaning cannabis-friendly cafes, clubs and other establishments may soon be opening shop. Published September 12, 2017

A sign above the headquarters of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Russian cyber firm Kaspersky considers closing D.C. office: Report

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab is reportedly considering closing its D.C. office as it prepares for the possibility of losing its contracts with the U.S. government as questions persist about its alleged ties to Russian intelligence. Published September 12, 2017

In this Sept. 24, 2011, file photo, George Soros speaks during a forum at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Netanyahu's son under fire for anti-Semitic George Soros meme

Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has caused a stir for sharing a crude political meme on social media showing Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros controlling the world's affairs, including his father's political opponents. Published September 9, 2017