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Andrew Blake

Andrew Blake was a cybersecurity reporter for The Washington Times. 

Articles by Andrew Blake

This March 10, 2017 file photo shows the WhatsApp communications app on a smartphone, in New York. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)  **FILE**

WhatsApp to let users store encrypted backups to cloud

WhatsApp announced it will allow users of the popular Facebook-owned messaging service to store end-to-end encrypted backup copies of their messages to the cloud, adding a new layer of protection from prying eyes. Published September 11, 2021

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., talks to the media about her suspend accounts on Twitter, during a news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Watchdog asks for ethics probe after Republicans threaten retaliation over Jan. 6 records requests

A watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia warned of consequences for telecommunication companies that comply with subpoenas issued by the Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6. attack on the U.S. Capitol building seeking internet and phone records. Published September 4, 2021