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_

Cloudflare Blacklists 8Chan Following El Paso Shooting

The CEO of web infrastructure giant Cloudflare has announced that the firm will blacklist anonymous online forum 8Chan following the recent shooting in El Paso, Texas. Cloudflare’s service offerings protect websites from cyberattacks such as DDOS attacks, designed to prevent sites from operating normally.

CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince

Jim Jordan Demands Answers from Amazon, Capital One on Privacy Breach

Following the recent Capital One data breach which affected 100 million individuals in the United States and approximately 6 million in Canada, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has announced a federal inquiry into the massive invasion of consumers’ private financial information.

Jim Jordan, Congressman from Ohio

Google Parent Alphabet Is America’s Richest Company

Silicon Valley giant and Google parent company Alphabet recently overtook Apple to become the richest company in America when measured by cash and liquid assets, with more than $117 billion in the bank.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Alphabet Inc

Amazon’s Plan to Take Over India

E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly in talks to acquire a 26 percent stake in a massive Indian retailer allowing the company to dominate a $200 billion market.

Jeff Bezos

Report: Facebook Wants to Read Your Brain

According to a recent report, Facebook has become one step closer to developing a working brain-computer interface, capable of reading users’ thoughts.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg closeup

Report: It’s Easy to Identify Someone from Anonymized Databases

A new study claims that it is quite easy to identify an individual from a database of anonymized information, even when personal details have been removed. The Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe claim that their usage and potential sale of user data to advertisers protects privacy by anonymizing the data, a claim shaken by the new study.

FILE: In this file photo the Facebook Inc. logo is reflected in the eyeglasses of a user in this arranged photo in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. A Facebook IPO would provide funds to help the social-networking service maintain its expansion and fend off competition from …

Report: Facebook’s Tools for Ad Transparency Don’t Work

A recent report from the New York Times alleges that Facebook’s ad library, designed to increase transparency and fight disinformation, is so flawed, it has become effectively useless as a method by which to track political messaging.

The Associated Press

Tesla Reports Loss of $400+ Million, Co-Founder Leaves Company

Tesla shares dropped significantly following the release of a lower-than-expected earnings report, which included a loss for the quarter of $408 million, along with the departure of the company’s co-founder and Chief Technology Officer J.B. Straubel.

Elon Musk shrugs

Faith-Based Org to Help Vets: Google Blocked ‘Christian’ Keyword in Ads

Chad Robichaux, the founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, a faith-based organization that helps veterans, has shown evidence that Google blacklisted the term “Christian” from its Google Ads advertising platform, but the keyword “Muslim” is allowed to be included with no issues. Robichaux told Breitbart News that banning faith-based keywords in advertising is “absolutely crippling” to the organization’s growth.

Google LGBT pride bus

Dating App Tinder Takes on Google’s Android Monopoly

Dating app Tinder has joined a number of other apps in bypassing Google’s Play Store fees by forcing users to enter their credit card details directly into the app instead of paying uses Google’s service.

Tinder blank profile