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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

CIA Director John Brennan speaks during a news conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., in this Dec. 11, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Feds investigating hacking of CIA, DHS directors

Federal authorities are investigating the purported hacking of Internet accounts belonging to CIA Director John Brennan and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson after two Twitter users claimed responsibility. Published October 20, 2015

In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a ceremony announcing a $300 million expansion of Google's data center operations in Lithia Springs, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Google Books gets fair use win from federal appeals panel

Google has been given a victory in federal appeals court that will allow the tech giant to go forward with a project that has so far digitized and indexed more than 20.7 million books in the last decade. Published October 16, 2015

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino, Calif. At an event Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 in San Francisco, the iconic tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and new ways to use its voice-activated digital assistant Siri _ perhaps to control TVs and other appliances. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Hackers say smartphone voice commands can be spoofed from across the room

Google Voice and Siri by Apple have given smartphone owners by the millions a way of doing everything from drafting emails to getting directions by barely raising a finger. Now French security researchers say that hackers can do just as much on a victim's device, and without even being within sight. Published October 14, 2015

Graduating U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen in a procession entrance during the United States Naval Academy 2014 Class graduation and commissioning ceremonies at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md., Friday May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Naval Academy teaching future sailors to use sextants amid cyberwar fears

Students taking classes on the Navy's Annapolis, Maryland campus this autumn are being taught celestial navigation for the first time since 2006, and Navy officials admit the curriculum change is at least partly to blame on budding fears of extraterrestrial cyberwar. Published October 14, 2015

President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, first lady Michelle Obama and Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan descend the Grand Staircase as they arrive for a State Dinner, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

China arrests hackers following request from U.S. - report

China reportedly arrested several computer hackers at the behest of the United States government weeks ahead of President Xi Jinping's visit to the White House last month as the U.S. continues to weigh imposing sanctions as a result of cyberattacks blamed on Beijing. Published October 12, 2015