Parler is gone

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2021/01/11/parler-is-gone.html

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They’re gone, but not before they were completely pwned and their site scraped by people archiving their data.

EDIT: alahmnat provided a more factual link from the original author of the hack here: Parler is gone

I’m retaining the original post below, which, while having technical flaws, still provide some info about what’s going on.

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It’s cute that they thought their data was totally private.

And here’s hoping it’ll STAY down for about 10 days and keep the hydra beheaded.

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I find it cute that Parler people can’t see the difference between arguing for low taxes and smaller government (you know the “official” conservative line) and killing anybody who doesn’t agree with them.

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Not cute. Not at all. Vile, disgusting, criminal, fascistic, but not cute.

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And nothing of value (expect to law enforcement) of value was lost.

they’re all hunkered down at gab.com

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Gotta preserve their free speech yeah.

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Mentioned this on another thread, but I am pretty surprised we haven’t seen a Russian based social media alternative appear in the last month or two. They’re gonna have to do something offshore like that to keep the conspiracy and misinformation factories churning out the pablum.

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Like cockroaches, they will skitter off some other place the light does not penetrate.

Gap, fediverse, a variety of phpbb forums.

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I’m surprised they haven’t started pushing LiveJournal again.

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Indeed they are. This is the second most popular post there right now:


Fosco Marotto @fosco

5h·

What a day! We were struggling all day, while deploying 10 new servers, scaling up our database, and optimizing various features… Even with that, 600k new users managed to sign up. As of 3am, the site is running pretty good. Tomorrow we keep scaling. Welcome to all the new gabbers!

The most popular post is an image of Trump with an eagle on his shoulder and a lion walking alongside him.

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Thinks will get better before they get worse

O…K…?

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Is there a corroborating source for this?

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They asked for copies of these people’s ID’s and their Social Security Numbers I wonder if that data is getting jacked. I’m aware Parler left in GPS metadata of pictures.

I’m not sure if I should be angry and upset or laugh hysterically. Parlor may have just got all those people owned.

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Yeah, it sounds too good to be true, and maybe just designed to get the userbase to freak out over their deleted content.

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You can look at a sample of the moderator database here. Definitely real data.

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Gizmodo are now reporting it: https://gizmodo.com/every-deleted-parler-post-many-with-users-location-dat-1846032466

I know it’s exactly gold-standard but it adds weight to the notion that this is legit

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