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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 [email protected].

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Apple bans Infowars app as Alex Jones cries 'digital martial law'

Alex Jones had his digital reach diminished further in the form of Apple removing his Infowars application from its App Store late Friday, leaving him with one fewer outlet hardly a day after being permanently booted from Twitter on the heels of similar bans imposed by tech peers including Google's YouTube and Facebook. Published September 8, 2018

Former Donald Trump presidential campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who triggered the Russia investigation, and who pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to the FBI, leaves federal court after he was sentenced to fourteen days in prison, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Professor who discussed Clinton 'dirt' with Papadopoulos may be dead, says DNC

Joseph Mifsud, an elusive professor considered a missing link between President Trump's election campaign and Russia, may have died during the course of being sought in connection with Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 race, attorneys for the Democratic National Committee claimed Friday. Published September 8, 2018

Bill Maher is being criticized on social media after he appeared to grope a sleeping Bob Saget in a photo mocking disgraced former Sen. Al Franken. (Twitter/@billmaher)

Bill Maher implores Al Franken to reenter politics, debate Donald Trump

Bill Maher on Friday urged former comedian and senator Al Franken to reenter politics hardly eight months since leaving office, calling his ousting over sexual misconduct allegations an "overreaction" that cost Democrats a potential White House candidate possibly capable of defeating President Trump in 2020. Published September 8, 2018

Chelsea Manning (Associated Press/File)

Chelsea Manning interview nixed over question on WikiLeaks, Osama bin Laden

An interview with Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sharing classified documents with WikiLeaks, abruptly ended when she declined to discuss her reaction to hearing that some of that material may have reached Osama bin Laden. Published September 7, 2018

Cannabis cuttings grow in soilless media in pots at Sira Naturals medical marijuana cultivation facility in Milford, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Medical marijuana bill would allow veterans to obtain weed with VA's approval

Democrats have proposed legislation that would let the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recommend marijuana to patients receiving treatment in states that have legalized the plant for medicinal purposes, eliminating obstacles caused by its status as a federally controlled substance. Published September 6, 2018

This Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, photo shows the Apple logo at a store in Miami Beach, Fla. Apple has set Sept. 12, 2017, as the date for an annual post-Labor Day showcase. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Apple team will train law enforcement on digital forensics: Report

Apple intends to launch a dedicated team tasked with training law enforcement officials on digital forensics, according to a report published Wednesday, potentially alleviating challenges faced by inexperienced criminal investigators inundated by data. Published September 5, 2018

This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Google mobile phone icon, in Philadelphia. Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads across Google products, including YouTube and Google search, according to reports. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Google approved Russian-paid political ads months before midterms: Report

Russian internet trolls accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. elections could have easily exploited Google's advertising service to meddle in the November 2018 midterms, according to a report released on the eve of Wednesday's tech hearings on Capitol Hill. Published September 5, 2018

This July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Google accused by Moscow of meddling in Russian elections

Moscow has warned Google against meddling in regional and municipal elections scheduled for Sunday, raising concerns over YouTube videos urging Russians to participate in protests this weekend organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Published September 4, 2018

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Reddit says website hosted Iranian influence operation

Reddit, one of the world's most popular websites, discovered scores of accounts linked to a suspected influence operation recently reported to be covertly promoting pro-Iranian political narratives on Facebook and Twitter, Reddit's chief technology officer said Friday. Published September 1, 2018

In this July 17, 2017 file photo Gov. Jerry Brown, discusses the passage of a pair of climate change measures,at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

California sends net neutrality bill to governor's desk

California is poised to pass legislation countering the Trump administration's repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections after the state Senate advanced a bill Friday prohibiting internet service providers from engaging in business practices including throttling connection speeds and extrajudicially blocking websites. Published September 1, 2018