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_

Tech Guru: Amazon and Google Will Replace Your Doctor

In a recent interview, tech guru Peter Diamandis made the case for the big tech Masters of the Universe becoming America’s healthcare providers. Diamandis believes that if companies like Google and Amazon can gather even more information about every detail of your life, they will be better able to manage your health than traditional doctors and hospitals.

A doctor speaks with a patient about her high blood pressure, or hypertension, on September 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Doctors in the country are demanding higher payments from health insurance companies (Krankenkassen).

Silicon Valley’s Next Big Thing: Baby Food

A new Silicon Valley baby food delivery service has raised millions of dollars investors in a round of funding including high tech darlings Warby Parker and Harry’s. Yumi delivers fresh baby food directly to its customers as the Masters of the Universe hope to replace Gerber and other traditional baby food brands.

Baby messily eating food

Jeff Bezos: Big Tech Bosses Need ‘to Say No’ to Activist Employees

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos criticized employee activists recently, stating that Silicon Valley tech firms should be free to do business with the U.S. Military. According to Bezos, it is up to senior management to tell employees “no” when they become activists against their own employers and their government contracts. Bezos added, “My view is if big tech is going to turn their backs on the Department of Defense, this country is in trouble. That just can’t happen.”

Jeff Bezos

Analyst: Apple Will Introduce Phone with No Charging Port in 2021

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated in a new investor note that Apple plans to introduce four new OLED iPhone models in 2020 and a new iPhone with no lightning port in 2021, which will “provide the completely wireless experience.” The Lightning port, the only port on most newer iPhones, is used for charging or connecting accessories like headphones.

The Associated Press

Former Employees Claim Google Fired Them to Prevent Unionization

A federal labor complaint has been filed against Google’s parent company, Alphabet, by the Communications Workers of America union. The complaint alleges that Google unlawfully fired four employees to prevent them from union organizing efforts.

Google LGBT pride bus

Elon Musk ‘Pedo Guy’ Defamation Trial Begins

The Defamation lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk begins today in Los Angeles. The case is based on Musk’s social media posts calling British cave rescuer Vern Unsworth, who was instrumental in the rescue of a trapped Thai youth soccer team, a ‘Pedo Guy.’

Elon Musk at Model Y announcement

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Limits Her Kids Time on YouTube

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki stated in a recent interview with 60 Minutes that she limits the amount of time her children spend on YouTube. She also limits them to using the YouTube Kids app, which has repeatedly had trouble with inappropriate content in the past few years.

Google-owned Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki

Google Faces Another EU Probe Months After $1.7 Billion Fine

Tech giant Google is facing yet another E.U. antitrust investigation just months after being fined $1.7 billion for violations. This investigation focuses on the company’s “collection and use of data” from users.

Google wants to embrace "European" style free speech

Mozilla: Smart Home Devices Still Bad for Privacy and Security

The editor of the Mozilla Foundation’s Internet Health Report recently published a blog post on the website of the UK consumer association Which? that questions how privacy-focused the smart devices being pushed by the Masters of the Universe are.

The Associated Press

Lego Piles on Mockery of Tesla’s Cybertruck

Toy giant LEGO has taken a jab at Tesla and Elon Musk in a social media post adding to the widespread mockery of Musk’s recently unveiled “Cybertruck.” LEGO claims its version of the truck of the future is “guaranteed shatterproof,” a reference to Musk’s failed product demo.

LEGO cybertruck