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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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Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during a meeting on Internet startups in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on March 27, 2015. (Associated Press/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)  **FILE**

YouTube risks being blacklisted, Russia warns

YouTube has been warned by Russia that the video-sharing portal could soon end up on the Kremlin's growing list of banned websites due to a recent copyright infringement spat. Published July 24, 2015

Members of the hacking group Anonymous. (Associated Press)

Census Bureau database breached by hackers

Hackers have breached a computer network used by the U.S. Census Bureau and have made off with "non-confidential" information from a government database that has since been published online, the agency admits. Published July 24, 2015

These undated photos provided by the Baltimore Police Department, show Baltimore police officers, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray. A grand jury indicted the six officers, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday, May 21, 2015. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)

Fundraiser for Baltimore cops canceled after blackface backlash

A fundraiser that had been scheduled for the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray has been canceled after an outcry erupted over news that a former cop was slated to perform at the event in blackface. Published July 23, 2015

10 transgender women killed so far in 2015

The slaying of 25-year-old India Clarke in Tampa, Florida, this week has elevated the number of reported transgender women killed in 2015 to the double digits. She was found beaten to death on Tuesday morning. Published July 23, 2015

Police crime scene tape is stretched across a street in South Central Los Angeles. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Space alien or secret agent? Dead man found with trove of weapons

The man whose badly-decomposed body was discovered last week in southern California near a cache of weapons had presented himself as a secret government agent and was believed by some to be an alien savior, according to acquaintances. Published July 23, 2015

In this Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, the shadow of a pedestrian is cast under a sign in front of JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Arrests in U.S., Israel reportedly tied to JPMorgan hack

Authorities in Florida and Israel have arrested four men over financial crimes that are reportedly linked to last year's of hack JPMorgan Chase and the subsequent comprising of ten of millions of bank accounts. Published July 22, 2015

**FILE** Bitcoin tokens are pictured in Sandy, Utah, on April 3, 2013. (Associated Press)

Silk Road heroin dealer sentenced to 2.5 years in prison

A New Jersey man who made upwards of $70,000 a month by selling heroin over the Internet and later testified against the administrator of the online drug den has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. Published July 22, 2015

A police officer ties police tape to a handrail. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

L.A. police discover 1,200 guns in dead man's home

Authorities evacuated an affluent oceanside neighborhood in Southern California over the weekend after finding more than 1,200 guns and two tons of ammunition inside an area home while investigating a man's death. Published July 21, 2015

The Ashley Madison cheating website is shown on a computer screen in Seoul on June 10, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Infidelity dating site Ashley Madison hacked; CEO suspects inside job

Never mind sophisticated hackers and nation-state cybercriminals: Suspicions concerning this week's hack of a dating service that encourages infidelity suggests all it may take to destroy a corporation (and the lives of potentially millions of customers) is a disgruntled IT guy. Published July 20, 2015