Lucas Nolan

Lucas Nolan

Lucas Nolan is an Irish conservative journalist, regularly writing on topics such as freedom of speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan_

China Floods Facebook with Ads Blaming Trump for Chinese Virus

Chinese state media has been flooding Facebook and Instagram with undisclosed political ads blaming President Donald Trump for the Wuhan coronavirus. Facebook said in a statement that it was an “error” that the ads were not classified as political and is correcting them.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has previously pledged to learn a language and eat only meat from animals he killed himself

Report: Zoom Admits Some Video Calls Were Routed Through China

According to a recent report, video conferencing app Zoom has admitted that some Zoom video conferencing calls were routed through China. According to the researchers that discovered the routing problem,  Chinese authorities could demand that Zoom turn over any encryption keys on its servers in China in order to decrypt the contents of video calls.

WUHAN, CHINA - FEBRUARY 10: A man wears a protective mask on February 10, 2020 in Wuhan, China. Flights, trains and public transport including buses, subway and ferry services have been closed for the nineteenth day. The number of those who have died from the Wuhan coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, …

Tesla Delivers 88,400 Cars in First Quarter

Elon Musk’s Telsa has released its 2020 Q1 delivery numbers, reporting 88,400 vehicles delivered so far this year. The company beat analyst expectations of about 80,000 deliveries.

Elon Musk

Report: Elon Musk Delivered CPAP Machines After Promising Ventilators

After promising to deliver ventilators to hospitals treating Chinese virus patients in Los Angles, Elon Musk has reportedly delivered a number of CPAP machines that are not recommended for the treatment for coronavirus, which can “pump viruses into the air” according to experts.

Elon Musk shrugs

Zoom CEO Apologizes for Security Issues, ‘Zoom Bombing’

The CEO of video conferencing powerhouse Zoom has apologized for the app’s numerous security issues allowing tricksters to derail meetings by “Zoom bombing” as it reaches 200 million daily users. Among other measures, Zoom will devote all its engineering resources to safety and security.

IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street

Apple Doubles Donations to Coronavirus Recovery Efforts in China

Tech giant Apple has more than doubled its donation to China’s efforts to fight the coronavirus, giving approximately $7 million just weeks after opening its 42 stores in the country while closing all other stores around the globe.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, in China

Google Twitter Ban Ads that Mention Coronavirus

Tech giants Google and Twitter are reportedly banning any ads that include the mention of “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” from their platforms. The ban extends to everyone on the platforms except for selected official sources.

Sundar Pichai

Workers for Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Plan Strike

Workers for the grocery delivery service Instacart are reportedly considering a strike as they worry about their safety as they try to meet online demand for grocery deliveries during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

Ruth Flavelle wears a mask and gloves as she enters an H-E-B grocery after waiting in line with more than 150 people Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Spring, Texas. Grocery store executives and city officials reassured the community, on Monday, that plenty of food will be available in their stores …

Internet Usage Up 70% During Chinese Virus Pandemic

A recent report states that internet usage has surged by between 50 and 70 percent during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic while streaming services have seen a 12 percent increase in usage.

Fiber Optic Cable

Apple Leaves Customers Waiting on Store Repairs with No Devices

Tech giant Apple has stated that customers who didn’t pick up devices left for repairs within two days of the company closing its retail stores will have to wait for the stores to reopen to recover their devices. Apple’s decision to close its retail locations based on the Chinese virus affected all its locations — except those in China.

Tim Cook CEO of Apple laughing

UPS Is Developing Drones to Delivery Packages

According to a recent report, UPS is working with German drone-maker Wingcopter to develop futuristic package delivery drones for us in the United States and worldwide.

UPS delivery drone

WSJ: Jeff Bezos Sold $3.4 Billion in Amazon Stock as Coronavirus Hit USA

A recent analysis by the Wall Street Journal shows that top executives in the United States sold a total of roughly $9.2 billion worth of stock between the start of February and the end of last week, saving the executives a potential loss of $1.9 billion. Jeff Bezos sold three percent of his Amazon holdings, worth $3.4 billion, at the beginning of February.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)