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_

Articles by Lucas Nolan

Exclusive – Cybersecurity Expert: Ransomware Attacks Happen Because the Bad Guys Make Big Money

Morgan Wright, the Chief Security Advisor at SentinelOne and former Senior Advisor of the U.S. State Department and the Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program, appeared on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow on Wednesday to discuss the recent rise in ransomware attacks. According to Wright, “if you remove the ability to monetize this, these gangs are out of business because they’re only in it for one reason — to make money.”

Russian hacker in the hood threatens with his fist against the backdrop of a tricolor from a binary code, cyber threat

Poll: Almost Two-Thirds of Americans Say Social Media Is Ripping Country Apart

According to a recent NBC News poll, the majority of Americans say that they use social media at least once a day and also believe that platforms like Facebook and Twitter are dividing the nation rather than bringing it together. 77 percent of conservatives believe social media platforms are dividing the country.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would "love" Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg -- seen here at the US Congress -- to be grilled by Australian lawmakers

5 of Big Tech’s Most Serious Acts of Censorship

Over the past year, Big Tech has greatly increased the rate of censorship online. Breitbart News has reported on these efforts extensively, here are five of the most serious acts of censorship by the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, 33, was called to testify after it was reported that 87 million …

Database Mixup Exposes 200,000 Fake Amazon Reviewers

A misconfigured database has reportedly exposed what appears to be a major coordinated scheme by Amazon vendors to generate fake reviews for their products. A China-based server exposed a scheme involving at least 200,000 people leaving fake five-star reviews for products on the site.

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos hired Gavin de Becker & Associates to find out how his intimate text messages and photos made their way into the hands of the National Enquirer scandal sheet

SpaceX to Launch Dogecoin-Funded Satellite to Moon

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is reportedly now accepting the cryptocurrency Dogecoin as payment and plans to launch a satellite to the moon named DOGE-1 paid for entirely with the cryptocurrency.

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Twitter Is Adding a ‘Tip Jar’ to Reward Selected ‘Creators’

Twitter has announced a new feature called “Tip Jar” this week that makes it easy for users to send money to their favorite “creators” on the Twitter platform. Only certain accounts will be able to utilize the Tip Jar feature to make money, including journalists, experts, and nonprofits selected by the Masters of the Universe.

Jack Dorsey testifies to Congress

Analytics: 96% of iPhone Users Have Disabled App Tracking After Apple Privacy Update

According to an ongoing analysis of Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency feature, the vast majority of iPhone users are choosing to shut down app tracking cutting off many apps from accessing their personal data. According to user data, only 4 percent of iPhone users in America have enabled app tracking, which Facebook has begged the public to do to keep its platform “free of charge.”

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by the US Congress last month but sent one of his executives to answer questions posed by the House of Commons culture and media committee

Twitter Will Now Call Out ‘Mean Tweets’ – Before They Are Even Sent

To combat toxicity on the platform, social media website Twitter is reportedly developing a feature to makes users reconsider sending messages that its system detects as “mean” or offensive. The Masters of the Universe believe that asking “Want to review this before tweeting?” will solve the platform’s supposed “toxicity” issues.

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Co-chair / founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey attends the ' #SheInspiresMe: Twitter celebrates female voices & visionaries ' Event at Cannes Lions on June 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images for Twitter)

Facebook Hopes to Crush Nextdoor with ‘Neighborhoods’ Feature

Facebook is reportedly taking on the hyperlocal social media platform Nextdoor with its new “Neighborhoods” feature. This latest move adds to Facebook’s long history of copying features from other platforms to apply its incredible market power to smaller competitors.

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 …

Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Upholds the Blacklisting of Donald Trump

Facebook’s “Supreme Court” has upheld Mark Zuckerberg’s blacklisting of former President Donald Trump’s accounts temporarily, giving Facebook another six months to announce whether it will be lifting the suspension or deleting Trump’s pages.

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook creepy smile

Report: Top Apple Exec Suggested Cutting App Store Fees a Decade Ago

According to a recent report, Apple executive Phil Schiller suggested that the company reduce its app store fees a decade ago when the store reached $1 billion in profits. The iPhone giant didn’t take Schiller’s advice, keeping its 30 percent app store fee in place to the present day.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, in China

Report: Your Apple Watch Will Track Your Booze Intake

A future version of the Apple Watch may give the wearable devices the ability to measure blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels, according to newly-revealed information about one of Apple’s business partners.

Tim Cook CEO of Apple laughing

Verizon Considers Selling Yahoo!, AOL

Verizon Communications is reportedly considering selling its media division which includes brands such as Yahoo! and AOL, according to people familiar with the matter.

AOL Disk commonly sent through mail

Twitter User Growth Lower Than Expected

Social media giant Twitter reported lower than expected user growth in its first quarter, despite the company’s efforts to fight “misinformation” on the platform, which it has touted as the key to increase user engagement.

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Pandemic Prize: Amazon’s Q1 Sales Soar 44%

E-commerce giant Amazon released its first-quarter results on Thursday, reporting a 44  percent sales increase. The results blew analysts’ expectations out of the water. The Masters of the Universe say they expect their sales to continue to climb in the second quarter.

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)