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FBI Says Far-Right Militia Used Facebook Messenger to Coordinate Attack on Capitol Building

Parler, a veritable breeding ground of far-right extremists, has arguably come under the most fire for its part in the Capitol riots, but let’s not forget that the internet is a big place, and violent radicalization on the scale we saw on Jan. 6 doesn’t develop in a bubble. Case in point: The Federal Bureau of…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Software, United States, World Wide Web, Capitol, Capitol Building, United States Capitol, Federal Bureau, Gab, United States Capitol Police, Parler, Alt Tech, Far Right Politics In The United States, Electoral Violence, Storming Of The United States Capitol

Parler’s new partner has ties to the Russian government

Publicly available internet information shows Parler’s data flows through a DDoS-Guard server registered to an address in Belize, which...
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Wimkin's founder says his company is being treated unfairly after its app was removed by Google and Apple app stores

The Capitol building. Smaller social media networks attracted thousands of new users after the Capitol riots. Terraxplorer/Getty Images Wimkin said its users spiked about 20% after the Capitol riots, before Google removed the app. "We do not plan to shut down," said Jason Sheppard, Wimkin's founder. A Google spokesperson said it didn't allow apps that "depict or facilitate gratuitous violence." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alternative social media network Wimkin enjo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Washington, Trends, Social Media, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Capitol, Sheppard, Tech Insider, Parler, Kevin Shalvey, Weekend BI UK, Capitol Siege

This site posted every face from Parler’s Capitol Hill insurrection videos (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Wired) When hackers exploited a bug in Parler to download all of the right-wing social media platform's contents last week, they were surprised to find that many of the pictures and videos contained geolocation metadata revealing exactly how many of the site's users had taken part in the invasion of the US Capitol building just days before. But the videos uploaded to Parler also contain an equally sensitive bounty of data sitting in plain sight: thousands of ima...
Tags: News, Fbi, Wired, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Parler, Parler 's Capitol Hill

New Site Extracts and Posts Every Face from Parler's Capitol Hill Insurrection Videos

"Late last week, a website called Faces of the Riot appeared online, showing nothing but a vast grid of more than 6,000 images of faces, each one tagged only with a string of characters associated with the Parler video in which it appeared," reports WIRED, saying the site raises clear privacy concerns: The site's creator tells WIRED that he used simple, open source machine-learning and facial recognition software to detect, extract, and deduplicate every face from the 827 videos that were poste...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Dc, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Trump, Capitol, McDonald, Parler, Capitol Hill Insurrection Videos

Senators who backed Trump's election challenge may rethink their stance on impeachment after losing corporate funding, experts say

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020. Al Drago/Getty Images The mass exodus of corporate backing could affect how senators vote on Trump's impeachment trial, experts say. Dozens of companies have pulled funding from the GOP lawmakers who voted against Biden's certification. CEOs say they increasingly have no choice but to bring politics into the boardroom. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Moral con...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Politics, California, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Ice, Biden, Donald Trump

This Week in Apps: TikTok viral hit breaks Spotify records, inauguration boosts news app installs, judge rules against Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also   3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live TV. Currently, the average American watches 3.7 hours of live TV per day...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Food, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Asia, South Korea, Twitter, Spotify, Europe, Real Estate, London

The far right’s favorite registrar is building ‘censorship-resistant’ servers

“The digital divide is now a matter of life and death for people who are unable to access essential healthcare information,” said UN Secretary General António Guterres in June 2020. Almost half the global population currently has no internet access, and many who do cannot freely access all information sources.  Freedom House, which tracks internet restrictions worldwide, says the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a dramatic decline in global internet freedom. It found that governments in...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Asia, Hardware, India, Censorship, Africa, Tech, Davis, Un, Irs, Southern Poverty Law Center, Freedom House, Donovan, Google Twitter

Court Rejects Parler’s Demand That Amazon Host Its Services

Parler, a self-described “conservative microblogging alternative and [competitor] to Twitter,” sued Amazon Web Services for suspending its service. Parler claimed (1) antitrust violations, (2) breach of contract, and (3) tortious interference. Parler sought a temporary restraining order (which the court converted into a preliminary injunction request). The court denied Parler’s request. Parler allegedly had 15 million accounts, with a million downloads of its app per day. Parler takes a laid ba...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Law, Court, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Garcia, Eric, AT T, Venkat, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation, Amazon Web Services Inc, Maga, Parler

DDoS-Guard To Forfeit Internet Space Occupied By Parler

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Krebs On Security: Parler, the beleaguered social network advertised as a "free speech" alternative to Facebook and Twitter, has had a tough month. Apple and Google removed the Parler app from their stores, and Amazon blocked the platform from using its hosting services. Parler has since found a home in DDoS-Guard, a Russian digital infrastructure company. But now it appears DDoS-Guard is about to be relieved of more than two-thirds of the Internet addres...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tech, Krebs On Security, Parler, Ron Guilmette

Federal Judge Blocks Parler's Bid To Be Restored on Amazon Web Services

A federal judge has denied Parler's request for a court order blocking Amazon from kicking the social media app off its platform, marking yet another setback in Parler's efforts to get back online. From a report: Judge Barbara Rothstein issued a ruling on Thursday saying that Parler had not met the legal requirements for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction. That decision does not end the litigation, but it does mean that the court will not force Amazon Web Services to allow P...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Barbara Rothstein, Parler

10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Google is threatening to pull out of Australia. The company has threatened to pull search if Australia passes a law that would force it to pay news providers.Jack Ma faces mo...
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Amazon Doesn't Have to Restore Parler's Web Service, Judge Rules

A federal judge on Thursday refused Parler’s motion for a preliminary injunction to force Amazon to immediately restore web services for the far-right social network.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Computing, App Store, World Wide Web, Amazon Doesn, Gab, Parler, Conservatism In The United States

Parler loses fight to force Amazon to restore service

A U.S. judge in Seattle has rejected a demand from Parler that restore web hosting services for the right-wing chat app, terminated after the January 6 assault on the Capitol. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein said Parler would not likely be able to prove that Amazon breached its contract, or violated antitrust law, when it suspended service to Parler on January 10, and that it was "not a close call." — Read the rest
Tags: Amazon, Post, Technology, News, Law,, Tech News, Seattle, Capitol, Barbara Rothstein, Parler

READ: House Asks FBI To Probe Parler Role In Capitol Insurrection

A House Democrat is asking that the FBI open an investigation into the role of Parler in stoking the Capitol insurrection. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Fbi, House, Parler, Josh Kovensky, Capitol insurrection

Judge denies Parler an injunction to force AWS to host the antisocial network for internet outcasts

Deplatformed again, huh? Maybe take the hint A US federal district judge has turned down Parler's request for a preliminary injunction to force Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host the social network, which is dominated by hate-and-misinformation-spewing netizens cast out or shooed away from other platforms.…
Tags: US, Software, Amazon Web Services AWS, Parler

House Oversight Committee Asks FBI to Investigate Parler

The chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee has asked the FBI to investigate Parler, the largely unmoderated conservative social media hellhole implicated as one of the sites involved in organizing the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fbi, Websites, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, EPIK, House Oversight Committee, Section 230, Gab, 8chan, Rebekah Mercer, Parler, Capitol Read, Stop The Steal, Alt Tech, Bitchute

A Seattle court rejected Parler's legal effort to force Amazon to bring it back online

Parler faces an uncertain future. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images A Seattle court rejected Parler's attempt to force Amazon to bring the network back online. Judge Barbara Rothstein said Parler failed to demonstrate how the injunction would benefit public interest. Amazon Web Services removed Parler on January 11 for violating its terms of service. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US District Court in Seattle rejected social network Parler's effort to get back...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, News, Court, Trends, Social Media, Getty Images, Tim Cook, Aws, Fox News, Ellen Pao, Seattle, Donald Trump, US District Court, Amazon Web Services

US Panel Asks FBI To Review Role of Parler In Capitol Attack

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday asked the FBI to investigate the role Parler, a social media website and app popular with the American far right, played a role in the violence at the U.S. Capitol. Representative Carolyn Maloney, who chairs the panel, cited press reports that detailed violent threats on Parler against state elected officials for their role in certifying the election results before the Jan. 6 attack that left f...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Russia, US, Tech, Fbi, United States, Npr, Justice Department, Amazon Web Services, Reuters, Maloney, Carolyn Maloney, Parler, House Oversight and Reform Committee, FBI To Review Role of Parler In Capitol Attack

Federal judge blocks Parler's bid to be restored on Amazon Web Services

A federal judge has denied Parler's request for a court order blocking Amazon from kicking the social media app off its platform, marking yet another setback in Parler's efforts to get back online.
Tags: Amazon, Cnn, Amazon Web Services, Parler

Parler’s attempt to get back on Amazon Web Services rejected by judge

Judge denies injunction motion, says Parler's claims against Amazon are weak.
Tags: Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Parler

Judge denies Parler’s bid to make Amazon restore service

A federal judge has denied an attempt by conservative social network Parler to force Amazon to host it on AWS. As expected by most who read Parler’s ramshackle legal arguments, the court found nothing in the lawsuit that could justify intervention, only “faint and factually inaccurate speculation.” In the order, filed in the Western Washington U.S. District Court, Judge Barbara Rothstein explained how little Parler actually brought to the table to support its allegations that Amazon and Twitter ...
Tags: Amazon, Lawsuit, Tech, Aws, Csa, Rothstein, Barbara Rothstein, AWS Amazon, Parler, Western Washington U S District Court

Judge Denies Parler Temporary Restraining Order Against Amazon Web Services

A district court judge Thursday denied Parler’s motion for a temporary restraining order against Amazon, which pushed the conservative...
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10 days after going dark: Judge says Amazon won't have to restore Parler web service

Judge Rothstein said she wasn't dismissing Parler's claims against Amazon, but said it had fallen short in demonstrating the need for an injunction.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Judge Rejects Parler’s Bid to Force Amazon to Host Pro-Trump App

A judge denied the request by Parler, the social media app popular among Trump supporters, to force Amazon Web Services to reinstate its hosting contract. On Sunday, Jan. 10, Amazon’s AWS division pulled Parler’s hosting services, with the e-commerce giant citing nearly 100 examples of violent threats on app in the wake of the attack […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Parler, Force Amazon, Host Pro Trump App

Judge rules that Amazon won't be forced to host Parler

A federal judge on Thursday declined to force Amazon to bring controversial social network Parler back onto its cloud service. Parler...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

In his final hours as president, Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave to supporters as they board Air Force One to head to Florida on January 20, 2021 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Trump pardoned a...
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Parler loses bid to force Amazon to keep hosting the service

By Elizabeth Culliford and Jonathan Stempel | Reuters A federal judge on Thursday rejected Parler’s demand that Inc restore web hosting services for the social media platform, which Amazon had cut off following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said Parler failed to show it was likely to prevail on the merits of its claims, or that the public interest supported a preliminary injunction requiring the restoration of service. Amazon...
Tags: Amazon, Sport, Soccer, Seattle, Amazon Web Services, Reuters, Twitter Inc, Amazon com Inc, Jonathan Stempel, Barbara Rothstein, Parler, U S President Donald Trump, Elizabeth Culliford, U S Capitol U S District

Tim Cook: Why I Kicked Parler Off Apple's App Store (slashdot)

Charlotte Web shares a report from CNN: Apple, along with Amazon and Google, effectively kicked Parler off the internet in the wake of the January 6 US Capitol siege. Despite criticism that Big Tech wields too much power over speech, Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his decision. "We looked at the incitement to violence that was on there," Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Sunday. "We don't consider that free speech and incitement to violence has an intersection..." Cook disputed that it's Apple's job to ...
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