Lucas Nolan

Lucas Nolan

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News based in Ireland covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or contact him via secure email at the address lucasnolan@protonmail.com

Articles by Lucas Nolan

Facebook Is Launching an Attempt to Crush Clubhouse

Facebook is launching a podcast and live audio streaming service on its platform in the U.S. this week as it aims to compete with Twitter’s new Spaces feature and the popular app Clubhouse.

Zuckerberg

Report: Amazon Drivers Speak Out Against Working Conditions

A number of Amazon delivery drivers recently spoke to CNBC about the realities of working for the e-commerce giant. Drivers running stop signs and buckling their seatbelts behind them are just two common tricks used to keep up with Jeff Bezos’ merciless efficiency algorithm.

Amazon delivery driver

Bloomberg: Tech Workers Happy to Take Pay Cut to Escape Democrat-Controlled Cities

A recent report from Bloomberg claims that tech workers at payment processor Stripe are opting to take a ten percent cut to their salary in order to work remotely full time. The goal for most of these workers is to move out of Democrat strongholds like New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area to live and work in more affordable and safer areas.

A pedestrian walks past tents and trash on a sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles on May 30, 2019. - The city of Los Angeles on May 29 agreed to allow homeless people on Skid Row to keep their property and not have it seized, providing the items are not bulky …

Peloton Bug Could Give Hackers Control of Exercise Equipment

Hackers with physical access to the popular Peloton Bike+ and Peloton Tread exercise equipment could reportedly gain root entry to the device’s tablet, allowing them to perform a number of remote attacks including taking over the exercise equipment’s web camera.

Woman riding Peloton bike

MacKenzie Scott Gives Away Another $2.7 Billion of Jeff Bezos’ Money

MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has reportedly given away another $2.7 billion of the fortune she gained in divorce to 286 nonprofit organizations bringing her total donations so far to $8 billion. Scott wrote of the massive donation: “People struggling against inequities deserve center stage in stories about change they are creating.”

Jeff Bezos and ex-wife MacKenzie Scott

Amazon Introduces Consumer Surveillance Technology to Full-Size Grocery Stores

Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” technology, which eliminated cashiers in its Amazon Go convenience stores, has now been integrated into a full-size 25,000 square foot Amazon Fresh grocery store for the first time. The system uses camera surveillance, pressure-sensitive shelves, and biometric data to charge customers for items they put in their carts.

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

WSJ: Amazon Is Filled with Fake Reviews and Bogus Ratings

In a recent article, the Wall Street Journal notes that Amazon’s e-commerce platform is still largely populated by fake reviews and inflated product ratings, giving customers an inaccurate view of product quality.

Jeff Bezos

Elon Musk U-Turns on Bitcoin – Again!

Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated on Sunday that the company will resume accepting Bitcoin as payment for its electric cars once it confirms that there is a “reasonable” level of clean energy used by miners.

Elon Musk shrugs

Apple Wants to Join the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Tech giant Apple is reportedly aiming to join the doctor-patient relationship as an interface between users and their physicians, with future updates aiming to provide users with options to send summaries of their health data to their doctor.

Tim Cook CEO of Apple laughing

Hackers Steal Sensitive Data from Gaming Giant EA

Hackers reportedly breached the internal systems of Electronic Arts, one of the largest video game publishers in the world, and stole important data including game source code and internal tools.

Chinese Hackers

Facebook to Expand Remote Work to All Employees – But May Reduce Pay

Social media giant Facebook recently stated that it will let all employees work remotely even after the pandemic if their job can be performed out of the office. The company will consider reducing pay for employees that move to areas with lower cost of living than Silicon Valley.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is applauded as he delivers the opening keynote introducing new Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram privacy features at the Facebook F8 Conference at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on April 30, 2019. - Got a crush on another Facebook user? The social network will …

Google’s Waymo Self-Driving Trucks to Haul Cargo in Texas

Google’s self-driving car company Waymo announced this week that it is working with trucking company JB Hunt to autonomously haul cargo loads in Texas. The trucks will haul loads between Houston and Fort Worth with a truck driver and Waymo technicians on board monitoring their performance.

Profiles of different big rig long haul semi trucks with high cab standing on parking lot waiting for loading and possibility of continuing to the destination according to approved schedule

Facebook Will Help Users Bypass Apple’s Cut of App Purchases

In a move that will likely anger Apple, the CEO of the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram has stated that the company wants to promote offline transactions between creators and brands in order to bypass Apple’s 30 percent cut of in-app purchases. This is the latest salvo in an ongoing war between the Masters of the Universe.

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook creepy smile

Feds Seized the Colonial Pipeline Bitcoin Ransom in California

The Justice Department announced on Monday that it had recovered $2.3 million of the cryptocurrency ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline Co. to ransomware hackers. The funds were seized from an account located in California, leading many to suspect the ransom was paid to a Coinbase wallet — a claim the cryptocurrency exchange has denied.

Israel seeks to beat election cyber bots