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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

In this Sunday, April 21, 2013, photo, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia. Moscow claims that a Russian woman arrested in the United States on charges of acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Russia is being mistreated in jail. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 that Maria Butina is being kept in solitary confinement in a cold sell.  (AP Photo, file)

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina asks for release pending trial

Lawyers for accused Russian operative Maria Butina asked a federal judge Friday to release her from jail while she awaits trial for allegedly acting as an unregistered foreign agent, slamming elements of the government's case against her as "pure fiction." Published August 24, 2018

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., the ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, listens to a question after a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump admin dismisses Russian hacking claim by Dem senator in Fla.

Federal authorities have found no evidence of Russian hackers recently breaching election systems in the Sunshine State, the heads of the FBI and Department of Homeland Security said in a letter released Tuesday, contradicting recent claims raised by Sen. Bill Nelson, Florida Democrat. Published August 21, 2018