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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

Articles by Lucas Nolan

How to Avoid Hackers Trying to ‘Brute Force’ Your Password

According to a recent analysis by Microsoft, hackers are extremely unlikely to attempt a “brute-force” attack user passwords longer than 10 characters. 77 percent of brute force hacking attempts were on passwords with seven or less characters, according to the study.

cyber hacker

‘Buy the Constitution’ Crypto Investing Group Left in Disarray by Auction Failure

According to a recent report, the cryptocurrency group that recently failed to purchase a rare copy of the U.S. constitution is in disarray as organizers attempt to refund donors. The high cost of ethereum transactions, known as “gas fees,” will lead to many donors losing their entire investment in the project.

First Amendment and US Constitution text with legal gavel

Intel Plans to Revitalize American Chip Manufacturing

Chip manufacturer Intel has had some setbacks in recent years but has now unveiled a plan to revitalize U.S. chip manufacturing. Along with major upgrades to existing manufacturing facilities, the chip giant plans a major new facility in Arizona. In the near future, the company will announce the location of a $100 billion manufacturing complex.

Pat Gelsinger Intel CEO

Scammers Tricked Instagram into Believing Head Honcho Adam Mosseri Was Dead

A scammer reportedly managed to lock down the account of Instagram head Adam Mosseri by pretending that the executive was dead. Some scammers offer to shut down a targeted individual’s account by using “random obituaries” to show the Facebook-owned platform they are dead for as little as $60.

Mark Zuckerberg deep in thought (Drew Angerer /Getty)

Report: State AGs Investigate Instagram’s Impact on Children

According to the Wall Street Journal, the psychological effects of Facebook-owned platform Instagram on young children are being investigated by a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general. Nebraska’s Republican Attorney General Doug Peterson stated: “When social media platforms treat our children as mere commodities to manipulate for longer screen time engagement and data extraction, it becomes imperative for state attorneys general to engage our investigative authority under our consumer protection laws.”

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Paley Center in New York. FILE - In this April 23, 2021, file photo, the Facebook app is shown in the app store on a smart phone in Surfside, Fla. Facebook on Wednesday, July …

Sorry England: Amazon to Stop Accepting Visa Credit Cards Issued in UK

E-commerce giant Amazon recently announced that it will no longer accept payments made with Visa credit cards issued in the UK, blaming the decision on high fees. Visa says that it is “very disappointed that Amazon is threatening to restrict consumer choice in the future.”

AURORA, CO - MAY 03: A worker moves packed boxes at the Amazon fullfillment center May 3, 2018 in Aurora, Colorado. The million square foot facility, employing 1,000 fulltime employees, has over 2 million products ready to ship to customers globally. (Photo by Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images)

Instagram Asks Users to Verify They Are Human with Video Selfies

Instagram has reportedly begun asking some users to send in video selfies of their face from multiple angles in order to verify that they are a real person. The move comes just weeks after parent company Facebook (now known as Meta) promised to stop using facial recognition technology.

Mark Zuckerberg discusses Instagram

Report: Facebook Continuing to Spy on Teens for Ad Targeting

According to a recent report by Fairplay, Global Action Plan and Reset Australia, Facebook (now Meta) is continuing to track teenagers for ad targeting across its social media platforms despite claiming it would be limiting how advertisers could reach young users.

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook creepy smile

Monkees 2.0: Universal Music Starts ‘Digital’ Band Based on Ape NFTs

Universal Music Group NV, the world’s largest music company, is reportedly creating a band out of four digital NFT apes. One executive explained: “You can call it an NFT band, or think of them as characters. The characters will come to life. The apes will come to life.”

NFT band "Kingship"

YouTube Removes Dislike Count on All Videos to Benefit Big Brands (and Itself)

The Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube recently announced its decision to remove the “dislike” count on videos across its platform. Although the Masters of the Universe claim their motivation is “protecting creators,” YouTube itself has suffered from massive dislike counts on videos like its infamous “YouTube Rewind 2018,” the most disliked video in the history of the platform.

YouTube Rewind 2018 the most disliked YouTube video of all time

iFib: Tim Cook Claims Apple Stands Up Against Human Rights Abuses in China

During a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed his company’s continued operation in China while failing to address the countries human rights violations. Cook commented on China’s atrocious treatment of people including slave laborers by saying: “that’s part of both the complexity and part of the beauty of the world is everybody has their own laws and customs.”

Tim Cook speaks in China