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    Parler laisse tomber sa plainte contre Amazon, qui l’avait mis hors ligne / Numerama · Wednesday, 3 March, 2021 - 14:58


Le réseau social américain Parler, prisé de l'extrême droite, passe à autre chose : l'entreprise s'est désistée de sa plainte. [Lire la suite]

Voitures, vélos, scooters... : la mobilité de demain se lit sur Vroom !

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    Parler est de retour en ligne et continue de brandir sa fausse « neutralité » / Numerama · Tuesday, 16 February, 2021 - 14:25

Le réseau social prisé des pro-Trump est revenu en ligne après avoir été banni d'Amazon Web Services. Il brandit toujours sa prétendue « neutralité », qui n'existe pas. [Lire la suite]

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    Parler’s ownership offer to Trump and possible Russian ties probed by Congress / ArsTechnica · Monday, 8 February, 2021 - 21:25 · 1 minute

The Parler logo on a phone screen.

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A congressional oversight committee is investigating whether Parler has financial ties to Russian entities, citing reports that the right-wing social network "allowed Russian disinformation to flourish" before the election and hosted calls for violence before a Trump-incited mob stormed the Capitol on January 6. The committee's chairwoman sent a letter to Parler COO Jeffrey Wernick today, demanding documents on Parler's ownership, potential ties to Russian individuals or entities, and reported negotiations between Parler and the Trump Organization.

"Parler reportedly allowed Russian disinformation to flourish on its platform prior to the November 2020 election, facilitating Russia's campaign to sow chaos in the American electorate," US Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, wrote in the letter to Wernick. "Although similar disinformation was removed by other social media platforms, it was allowed to remain on Parler. When US hosting services cut ties with Parler for repeatedly failing to moderate content advocating violence, Parler re-emerged on a Russian hosting service , DDos-Guard, which has ties to the Russian government and counts the Russian Ministry of Defense as one of its clients."

Maloney also cited a BuzzFeed report that said, "The Trump Organization negotiated on behalf of then-president Donald Trump to make Parler his primary social network, but it had a condition: an ownership stake in return for joining." Parler offered Trump's company a 40 percent ownership stake but negotiations "were ultimately derailed by the events of January 6," the report said.

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    Parler financial backers oust founder and CEO Matze from company / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 4 February, 2021 - 17:59

Parler leadership is a bit shadowy at the moment.

Enlarge / Parler leadership is a bit shadowy at the moment. (credit: Pavlo Gonchar | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images )

Parler co-founder and CEO John Matze, who helmed the company through its explosive 2020 growth and even more explosive 2021 deplatforming, has reportedly been fired.

The company board ousted the former executive last Friday, the Wall Street Journal was first to report. In a statement, Matze said he "met constant resistance" to his "product vision," his "strong belief in free speech," and his view of how Parler should be run, adding that he advocated for "more product stability and what I believe is a more effective approach to content moderation." Matze claimed to have been within "days" of bringing Parler back online at the time he was ousted.

Matze's original approach to content moderation—i.e., not having any—is what landed Parler in hot water last month and resulted in it eventually being kicked off the entire Internet.

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    Le sulfureux réseau social Parler fait son retour, sur fond d’aide russe / Numerama · Tuesday, 19 January, 2021 - 09:48

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Après la coupure des prestations d'Amazon, Parler s'est retrouvé un temps hors ligne. Le sulfureux réseau social est en train de revenir sur la toile. Mais une aide technique russe interroge. [Lire la suite]

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    Parler CEO brings back website, promises service will follow “soon” / ArsTechnica · Monday, 18 January, 2021 - 21:40 · 1 minute

The bright screen of a notebook computer illuminates the face of the person using it.

Enlarge / A person browsing Parler in early January, back when it had content up other than vague promises to overcome being thrown off the whole Internet and return louder than ever. (credit: Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images )

Right-wing social media platform Parler, which has been offline since Amazon Web Services dropped it like a hot potato last week, has reappeared on the Web with a promise to return as a fully functional service "soon."

Although the platform's Android and iOS apps are still defunct, this weekend its URL once again began to resolve to an actual website, instead of an error notice. The site at the moment consists solely of the homepage, which has a message from company CEO John Matze.

"Now seems like the right time to remind you all—both lovers and haters—why we started this platform," the message reads. "We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential, especially on social media. Our aim has always been to provide a nonpartisan public square where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights to both. We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon. We will not let civil discourse perish!"

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    Aux États-Unis, les élus démocrates appellent à mieux réguler les Gafa, voire à les démanteler

    Sunday, 17 January, 2021 - 14:53

Aux États-Unis, les élus démocrates appellent à mieux réguler les Gafa, voire à les démanteler

(Article datant du 07/10/20)

A voir l’empressement des GAFAMs à supprimer ou restreindre les comptes de Trump, à supprimer Parler de leur magasin en ligne, ou couper l’accès des serveurs (d’Amazon pour Parler), on peut se demander s’ils ne donnent pas la pa-patte aux démocrates…

Mais ça, c’est si on est complotistes et qu’on voit le mal partout !

#France, #politique, #fr, #Trump, #gafam, #Parler.

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    Parler’s amateur coding could come back to haunt Capitol Hill rioters / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 12 January, 2021 - 13:48


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By now, you may have heard of the hacker who says she scraped 99 percent of posts from Parler , the Twitter-wannabe site used by Trump supporters to help organize last Wednesday’s violent insurrection on Capitol Hill. What you may not know yet is the abysmal coding and security that made the scraping so easy.

To recap, the scraping was pulled off by a hacker who goes by the handle donk_enby . She originally set out to archive content posted to Parler last Wednesday in hopes of preserving self-incriminating material before account holders came to their senses and deleted it. By Sunday, donk_enby said she had collected roughly 80 terabytes of posts, including more than 1 million videos, many of which contained the GPS metadata identifying the exact locations of where the videos were shot.

“For the journalists DMing me to ask, in non-technical terms, I'd describe the current Parler archival situation as ‘a bunch of people running into a burning building trying to grab as many things as we can,’” donk_enby wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “Things will be available in a more accessible form later.”

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