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_

Apple: Credit Card Not Compatible with Jeans, Wallets

According to Apple support, the company’s recently introduced credit card can be damaged by leather wallets and denim jeans — two of the materials it is most likely to come into contact with. The Silicon Valley powerhouse has gone so far as to publish a guide on how to “safely store and carry” the Apple card.

Tim Cook Apple Card

Google Stays Quiet on China After Dismantling Disinformation Campaign

Tech giant Google’s close relationship with China is being called into question once again after the firm failed to join Twitter and Facebook in criticizing the country’s communist government even after being forced to crack down on a disinformation campaign aiming to discredit the current protests in Hong Kong.

Li Xin/AFP/Getty Images

Microsoft Contractors Listened in on Children Playing Xbox

Contractors for Microsoft listened in on the audio of Xbox gamers speaking in their homes in order to improve the console’s voice command abilities. One contractor claims most of the recordings they reviewed were children.

young boy playing Xbox

Amazon Opens Biggest Campus Yet – in India

E-commerce giant Amazon has opened its largest campus yet, but it is not its American HQ2, it is located in Hyderabad, India, as the firm prepares for aggressive expansion in the country.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, laughs as he speaks at a Washington, DC, event in September 2018. (Cliff Owen/AP Photo)

Amazon’s Warehouse Propaganda Project Backfires Completely

Amazon’s “FC Ambassadors” program, designed to spread positive messages about the company on social media, has appeared to backfire on the e-commerce giant as a thread about working conditions at Amazon fulfillment centers went viral.

Sex, plots and blackmail: the toxic politics behind Bezos claims

Microsoft Admits that Human Workers Listen to Skype Calls

In an update to the company’s privacy policy, tech giant Microsoft has noted that human workers may listen to Skype and Cortana recordings. This is an admission by the software giant that media reports in early August based on internal leaks about contractors monitoring Skype calls are correct.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Facebook Contractors Have Been Listening to Your Conversations

Despite claims that Facebook was listening in on its users previously being dismissed as “conspiracy theories,” Mark Zuckerberg’s company recently admitted that it has been doing exactly that —  listening to audio recordings of its users, using the excuse that Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft do the same thing.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg closeup