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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Parler, a social media website and app popular with the American far right, has partially returned online with the help of a Russian-owned technology company.

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...Parler CEO John Matze and representatives of DDoS-Guard did not reply to requests for comment.

Last Wednesday, Matze told Reuters the company was in talks with multiple service providers but declined to elaborate.

DDoS-Guard has worked with other racist, rightist and conspiracy sites that have been used by mass murderers to share messages, including 8kun. It has also supported Russian government sites.

DDoS-Guard's website lists an address in Scotland under the company name Cognitive Cloud LP, but that is owned by two men in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Guilmette said. One of them told the Guardian recently that he was not aware of all of the content the company facilitates.

Parler critics said it was a potential security risk for it to depend on a Russian company, as well as an odd choice for a site popular with self-described patriots....



To me, it does not look like DDOS-Guard is providing the hosting service for Parler, just some front-end security services.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-19 11:53 AM | Reply

No kidding. Who could've predicted this.

#2 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-20 05:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Well the alt-right does love their Kool Aid and the Russians do it best!

#3 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2021-01-20 06:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

@#3

So succinct, yet so insightful and piercing to the core of the matter.


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-20 06:31 PM | Reply

The Parler-using bootlicker crowd has demonstrated how stupid they are by filming their crimes while in the Capitol. Nearly none of these knobs will have a problem giving Parler their SS numbers and a credit card or two, when told doing so will help them download the latest Trump rant faster...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2021-01-20 06:48 PM | Reply

@#5 ... The Parler-using bootlicker crowd has demonstrated how stupid they are by filming their crimes while in the Capitol. ...

Speaking of which, remember the Capitol police officer who was being crushed in a doorway by one of the insurrectionists?

First off, Officer Hodges seems to be OK, the local news showed him talking about the incident on this evening's news, saying the insurrectionists took off his helmet, took his baton and started to hit him on the head with the baton.

But the reason it was on the local news was that the person allegedly doing the pushing on the door, crushing Officer Hodges, lives a town from here.

Ridgefield man charged with 'savage beating' of officer in DC riot
www.theridgefieldpress.com

... A Connecticut man accused of a "barbaric" attack on a police officer during the breach of the U.S. Capitol grounds two weeks ago has been arrested, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Patrick Edward McCaughey III, of Ridgefield, was charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officer or employees, civil disorder, entering restricted building or grounds, and violent entry or disorderly conduct.

The charges stemmed from his alleged role in what was described as a violent assault on an officer protecting the Capitol from a group of President Donald Trump supporters who stormed the building on Jan. 6 in protest of the presidential election results....

A video posted to YouTube captured a large group of rioters trying to break through a line of law enforcement officers during the insurrection at the Capitol, officials said. The video showed an individual, later identified as McCaughey, allegedly using a clear police riot shield to push Hodges, officials said. Video that has been widely aired showed the officer pinned between the shield and a door. Officials said Hodges was "loudly crying out in pain."...


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-20 06:58 PM | Reply

Russia isn't even a country. Trump and the Republicans told us so. Fake news.

#7 | Posted by chuffy at 2021-01-20 07:30 PM | Reply

Called it days ago.

Hey trumpies - how come I knew last week that parler would find help from russia? Do you think I'm psychic? How could I possibly have managed such a prediction?

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-20 09:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#9 ... how come I knew last week that parler would find help from russia? ...

Maybe because Russia's preferred link into the GOP, a.k.a., the NRA, seems to be having some, umm, legal difficulties of late?

Jus' sayin'


#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-20 09:45 PM | Reply

Yes, Russia does love to help out the Ignorant Muckrakers...
What a sad, sad statement on the U.S. Political Right (Reich), who
always accuse the Left of being Communists...

#10 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-01-21 06:40 AM | Reply

To me, it does not look like DDOS-Guard is providing the hosting service for Parler, just some front-end security services.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter

You are probably correct however that means they have access to all traffic.

#11 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-01-21 08:26 AM | Reply

What a perfect medium for Boris Badenov, Natasha Fatale, and Eric Snowden.

#12 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-01-21 10:26 AM | Reply

Mmmm... given all the verification info Parler requires to verify an account, what can possibly go wrong have Russian mobsters running it?

"The Real User' verification process requires that you submit a photo of your ID and a selfie. Verification can only be submitted via the app on iOS or Android."

writeoftech.com

#13 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-01-21 11:41 AM | Reply

In female Russian-accented voice:

Maybe Yes.
Maybe No.
Maybe sex?
I don't know.

Supersonic Future

#14 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-22 05:19 AM | Reply

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