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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

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

Kunduz hospital bombing video sought by WikiLeaks; group offers $50k

WikiLeaks, the secret-spilling group that has published thousands of classified documents pertaining to U.S. foreign policy, is now seeking footage from the recent bombing of a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Published October 9, 2015

The hacker collective Anonymous. (YouTube)

Matthew Keys verdict yields new calls for computer law reform, retaliation

In light of a federal jury's decision this week to convict journalist Matthew Keys of three counts related to a cyber incident suffered by the Los Angeles Times in 2010, critics of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act are once again urging lawmakers to re-examine the country's anti-hacking statute. Published October 8, 2015

Robert Downey Jr. stars as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark in the "Iron Man" Marvel movie franchise. (Associated Press)

Pentagon prepares to deploy 'Iron Man' armored suits for troops in 2018

The Pentagon is poised to put a real-life "Iron Man" on the battlefield in under two years' time, and military officials say the state-of-the-art, sensor-embedded suit of armor will give ground troops a significant advantage unmatched this side of the Marvel universe. Published October 8, 2015