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Vaughn Cockayne

Vaughn Cockayne is a Universal Desk Editor and Digital Writer for The Washington Times. He is an Ohio native and holds a bachelor's degree in Multi-Platform Journalism from Bowling Green State University. Vaughn previously worked as a freelance writer, covering data security and privacy issues before joining The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Vaughn Cockayne

A logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its Seocho building in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is stepping up the country's pleas to pressure companies to exit Russia. On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, in an address, Zelenskyy called out food companies Nestle and Mondelez, consumer goods makers Unilever and Johnson & Johnson, electronics giant, Samsung, and European banks Raiffeisen and Societe General, saying they and “dozens of other companies” have not left the Russian market. Companies, in turn, point to the difficulties of ceasing operations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Samsung restricts ChatGPT to thwart data leaks

South Korean tech conglomerate Samsung confirmed this week that it has banned the use of artificial intelligence technology, such as ChatGPT, on its professional devices. Published May 2, 2023

The Microsoft logo is pictured outside the headquarters in Paris, Jan. 8, 2021. British regulators have blocked Microsoft's $69 billion deal to buy videogame maker Activision Blizzard over worries that it would stifle competition in the cloud gaming market. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) **FILE**

U.K. blocks $69 billion Microsoft-Blizzard merger

Microsoft's gargantuan purchase of Activision-Blizzard drove into another rut Wednesday after the U.K.'s Competition and Market Authority announced it would block the merger. Published April 26, 2023

The Youtube, left, and Snapchat apps are seen on a mobile device in New York, on Aug. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Snapchat users flood app stores with 1-star reviews after launch of My AI

Users swamped app stores with 1-star reviews. Snapchat's overall U.S. App Store review score dropped from 3.05 out of 5 to 1.67 over the past week. The number of daily reviews also spiked to at least five times the normal amount. According to data published in Apptopia, the reviews are starting to wind down but are still at an elevated level. Published April 25, 2023