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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

In this June 5, 2013, file photo Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, then-Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after the third day of her court martial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Chelsea Manning honored with award, cash prize for WikiLeaks disclosures

Chelsea Manning, the former Army soldier convicted of the biggest leak of classified documents in U.S. history, was honored in absentia Monday at a London ceremony for her role in providing Wikileaks with secret documents concerning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Published May 10, 2016

The Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia on May 16, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Facebook accused of blacklisting conservative news

Facebook employees tasked with telling users what's trending are routinely told to dismiss articles of interest to conservative readers, former staffers at the social network claim. Published May 9, 2016

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act ballot measure in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative said Wednesday they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot in California. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Recreational marijuana vote coming to California in November

A measure that aims to make recreational marijuana legal in California will appear on the ballot during November's election, two decades after voters there approved the first medicinal marijuana law in the country, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday. Published May 5, 2016

A couple enjoy a walk along the beach, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Miami Beach, Fla. Weather in South Florida was in the high eighties. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Stress study suggests ocean views influence mental health

An ocean view can help cure the blues, according to a new study. Researchers compared mental health with visibility of blue and green spaces among residents of Wellington, New Zealand and determined that individuals residing near bodies of water are less psychologically distressed that those surrounded by forests and parks. Published May 4, 2016