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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

Articles by Andrew Blake

Macon County officials covered the base of a Confederate statue, Friday, June 12, 2020, in Tuskegee, Ala., after it was vandalized with spray-painted obscenities. The Alabama county is seeking to remove the statue that sits in a town square. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Tuskegee politician tries to topple Confederate statue

Alabama politician Johnny Ford risks being charged for his involvement in an unsuccessful attempt to saw down a statue of a Confederate soldier that has been on display in downtown Tuskegee since 1905. Published July 8, 2021

British singer Morrissey performs at the 53rd annual Vina del Mar International Song Festival in Vina del Mar, Chile, Feb. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz) ** FILE **

Morrissey likens coronavirus lockdown to slavery

Morrissey, the former lead singer of The Smiths, likened society during the coronavirus pandemic in his native U.K. to slavery while slamming government-imposed restrictions put in place due to COVID-19. Published July 6, 2021

Signs Hang on the entrance way to Canada via the Rainbow Bridge, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Niagara Falls N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

U.S.-Canada border restrictions extended until July 21

Canadian officials announced Friday the border with the U.S. will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month until more of their own residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. News of the development was met with frustration by Democratic and Republican members of Congress who represent states bordering Canada. Published June 19, 2021

Former vice president Mike Pence and his wife Karen wave after he spoke during the Road to Majority convention at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday, June 18, 2021. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Mike Pence heckled during speech at conservative summit

Mike Pence was heckled Friday as the former vice president spoke at the conservative Faith & Freedom Coalition's summit in Orlando, Florida. Reporters watching said the jeers included cries of "traitor!" Published June 18, 2021