The story is developing, now it’s not merely AWS. Parler lost Twilio who they used to implement 2FA, they’ve been dropped by their email provider and pretty much all other third-party providers. As @email@example.com points out, this will be major hurdle for them. https://twitter.com/sarahmei/status/1348367076616929281
This gets even bigger. If https://www.reddit.com/r/ParlerWatch/comments/kuqvs3/all_parler_user_data_is_being_downloaded_as_we/giu04o6/ is legit (and so far everything matches up), Twilio dropping Parler made them implement a work-around that left accounts wide open for takeover. Like: admin accounts. So people have been using that to scrape all “private” data.
I must say, for a “free speech” platform Parler had quite a lot of moderators (note: that’s not a full list). Maybe it wasn’t “free speech” after all but “only speech we like”? https://gist.github.com/d0nk/ef4e58645d3250851491e4550cb16e29
@WPalant a lesson here about building your castle on other people's land... A simple bbs/forum on a raspberry pi on TOR would be a million percent more resilient (not that I am a fan of the users of Parler. LOL)
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