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Andrew Blake

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 [email protected].

Articles by Andrew Blake

The icon of Facebook is pictured on an iPhone on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Facebook parts ways with PR firm that attacked company's rivals

Facebook on Thursday said it parted ways with Definers Public Affairs, a Washington-based consulting firm, hours after it was revealed that the latter's work involved quietly attacking the social network's competition and critics. Published November 15, 2018

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Romanian hacker Guccifer extradited to U.S. to finish prison sentence: Reports

Marcel Lehel Lazar, a prolific computer hacker known as "Guccifer," has been extradited to the United States to finish serving a prison sentence related to a cybercrime spree credited with exposing Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account while secretary of state, outlets in his native Romania reported Monday. Published November 13, 2018

This March 10, 2015, file photo, shows signage outside PayPal's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

PayPal punts Proud Boys, antifa groups for discrimination

PayPal is canceling accounts operated by groups on both fringes of the political spectrum, including the Proud Boys founded by far-right provocateur Gavin McInnes and various anti-fascism, or antifa, organizations, putting an obstacle in their efforts to maintain funding. Published November 10, 2018

HealthCare.gov breach compromised applicants' financial, immigration data

Personal data including immigration status and employment information were compromised in a breach of HealthCare.gov that affected people who applied for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama's hallmark healthcare reform law, the Department of Health and Human Services said Friday. Published November 10, 2018