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_

Burned-Out Flash Memory Is Breaking Tesla Cars

According to recent reports, some Tesla cars are spontaneously “bricking,” Silicon Valley slang for being left completely useless,  due to embedded flash memory burning out. The problem leaves the cars unable to charge and has appeared in vehicles that are four years old.

Elon Musk shrugs

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff: It’s Time to Break Up Facebook

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff has called for Facebook to be broken up in a recent interview with CNN. Benioff took specific issue with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), the law that shields Facebook and other social media platforms from legal liability. Benioff called Section 230 “the most dangerous law on the books right now,” calling for it to be “abolished.”

The Associated Press

Marco Rubio Warns Parents About Chinese-Owned TikTok App

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently advised parents to check if their children are using the extremely popular social media app TikTok, warning that the app is Chinese-owned and sends the user data of their children back to the communist country.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

2020: Twitter Unveils Another Method to Keep Trump’s Twitter Hidden from Users

Twitter recently stated that it will restrict how users can engage with tweets from world leaders, including President Donald Trump, if the company decides their tweets break the site’s rules. Other users will not be able to reply, like, or retweet Trump and other world leader’s tweets restricted in this way. The company will algorithmically bury the tweet, making them harder to find.

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Amazon Moves into the Business of Elections

Amazon is reportedly making an aggressive push into the business side of state and local elections. Since the 2016 election, more than 40 states are using one or more of Amazon’s services for elections.

Jeff Bezos arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Apple Under Fire for Sending User Data to Chinese Company

Tech giant Apple is once again under fire for its operations relating to China, this time due to sending user data to Chinese company Tencent as part of its fraudulent website warning feature in its Safari web browser.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks with attendees during an Apple product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to $699. (Photo …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Blacklisting Hong Kong Protest Tracking App

Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended the company’s decision to blacklist an app tracking Hong Kong protest and police activity. One Hong Kong legislative counselor commented, “We Hongkongers will definitely look closely at whether Apple chooses to uphold its commitment to free expression and other basic human rights, or become an accomplice for Chinese censorship and oppression.”

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, in China

Apple Removes Hong Kong Protest App – Again

Tech giant Apple has once again decided to remove the app used by Hong Kong protestors to track police activity from the iPhone app store following criticism from communist China.

Apple's bombshell and the trillion-dollar question

China Accuses Apple of ‘Guiding Hong Kong Thugs’

China has criticized tech giant Apple for allowing an app that tracks Hong Kong police and protests on the iPhone app store. The Chinese Communist Party newspaper accused Apple of “guiding Hong Kong thugs” by making the app available. Apple originally pulled the app, but returned it after massive backlash against bowing to the demands of communist China.

The Associated Press

Lawsuit: Elon Musk Demanded an Apology from Thailand – Before Soccer Team Was Rescued

Recently released lawsuit documents claim that Tesla CEO Elon Musk called himself a “fucking idiot” in an email to an outside public relations consultant for emailing unverified information about British cave diver Vern Unsworth to a reporter for BuzzFeed News. According to the lawsuit, Musk and SpaceX also demanded an apology from the government of Thailand over comments made by officials — while the trapped soccer team was still awaiting rescue from the cave.

Tesla to show self-driving car progress to investors

Alabama Hospitals System Pays Scammers Behind Ransomware Attack

The Alabama-based DCH Health System has reportedly paid off hackers that took three local hospitals computer systems hostage using ransomware. One cybersecurity expert called such payouts “the fuel that drive ransomware attacks.”

Britain's cyber-spooks are reaching beyond the shroud of secrecy in a bid to harness the "exciting attitude of start-up land" to defend the country against hackers

Facebook’s Definition of Privacy: Tracking Everything You Do

Facebook’s new private messaging app requests 24/7 access to users’ location, battery, workout data, and more, demonstrating that Mark Zuckerberg and the Masters of the Universe have a very different definition of privacy than their users.

The Associated Press

BBC Investigation: Communist China Is Manipulating Wikipedia

A BBC investigation of Wikipedia found that communist China is manipulating the supposed “online encyclopedia” using techniques such as “mass edits.” The investigation found more than 1,600 edits on 22 “politically sensitive”  topics such as the Hong Kong protests.

Chinese paramilitary policemen march outside the Great Hall of the People after attending a ceremony to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army, in Beijing on August 1, 2017. China will fiercely protect its sovereignty against "any people, organisation or political party", President Xi Jinping …