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Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
By Jeff Charles | Jan 11, 2021 9:30 PM ET


They tried, and it looks like they may have failed. Social media company Parler, which has been under attack from the far-left for not censoring conservatives, seems to have found a new home after Amazon Web Services decided to stop hosting the company’s site.

The Washington Examiner reported:

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On Monday, Parler registered its domain and server to be hosted by Epik, an internet webhosting company known for working with right-leaning websites. Gab, another social media platform popular with conservatives, also uses Epik. A web domain search shows that Parler is now registered with Epik.

Last week, a group of Big Tech companies colluded to destroy Parler, claiming that the platform contributed to the riot that occurred at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. Google and Apple both removed the social media app from their stores only days before Amazon announced that it was booting the site from its hosting services. The collaboration came amid a widespread purge of conservative accounts on Twitter.

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Good for them. Also, my son tells me Signal is a good secure messenger service.

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Good for them. Also, my son tells me Signal is a good secure messenger service.

it is really awesome. The App on iOS is very well written. When I signed up, I was amazed to discover my son and a couple of friends I was out of contact with were all already on there.

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What prevents the Tech Oligarchs from playing Whack-a-Mole with these platforms too?
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Last week, a group of Big Tech companies colluded to destroy Parler, claiming that the platform contributed to the riot that occurred at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.
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You mean kind of like Twitter did for BLM/Antifa last summer?
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ar15.com is using keybase, end to end encryption. Awesome app.

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Last week, a group of Big Tech companies colluded to destroy Parler, claiming that the platform contributed to the riot that occurred at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.
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You mean kind of like Twitter did for BLM/Antifa last summer?

Yep. Exactly.

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What prevents the Tech Oligarchs from playing Whack-a-Mole with these platforms too?

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Signal really has nothing to do with politics. It’s not a Twitter or FB replacement. It’s goal is to be a secure replacement for text messages.

From what I have read Signal is open source. By being open source, the code is available for anyone who is capable to review. In theory, it will be more secure because the community reviews it to find flaws, and because back doors are harder to conceal.
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Last week, a group of Big Tech companies colluded to destroy Parler, claiming that the platform contributed to the riot that occurred at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.
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You mean kind of like Twitter did for BLM/Antifa last summer?

The thing is, Parler had nothing to do with organizing the riot. FaceBook was where people were collaborating, primarily.

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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2021, 01:04:17 PM »
Doesn't JimRob host his own site with his own servers? Just asking?
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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2021, 01:08:18 PM »
@catfish1957
Signal really has nothing to do with politics. It’s not a Twitter or FB replacement. It’s goal is to be a secure replacement for text messages.

From what I have read Signal is open source. By being open source, the code is available for anyone who is capable to review. In theory, it will be more secure because the community reviews it to find flaws, and because back doors are harder to conceal.

I believe it's actually end to end encryption, meaning that even the app admins cannot see what is being said or posted.

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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2021, 01:25:58 PM »
Doesn't JimRob host his own site with his own servers? Just asking?

Unless things have changed, he owns his own server (ONE server), which is housed within a small hosting facility somewhere in California.

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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2021, 01:26:26 PM »
I believe it's actually end to end encryption, meaning that even the app admins cannot see what is being said or posted.

Yes, that's correct.

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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2021, 01:48:17 PM »
Doesn't JimRob host his own site with his own servers? Just asking?
Unless things have changed, he owns his own server (ONE server), which is housed within a small hosting facility somewhere in California.

San Jose, a two hour drive from Fresno every time the servers crashed, requiring a trip by John-boy.
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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2021, 01:53:02 PM »
San Jose, a two hour drive from Fresno every time the servers crashed, requiring a trip by John-boy.

Someone needs to teach him about virtualization or out of band management... or cloud but after these past two weeks maybe not. Both save my fat ass from having to drive to the server room when shit goes awry.

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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2021, 01:59:28 PM »
Someone needs to teach him about virtualization or out of band management... or cloud but after these past two weeks maybe not. Both save my fat ass from having to drive to the server room when shit goes awry.

Did you have a FR past?  That trip to San Jose  meme, was kind of an ongoing joke that coincided with Freepathons.  You'd think $350K annually for almost 25 years  would buy some semblence of a dependable server wouldn't you?
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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2021, 02:11:35 PM »
San Jose, a two hour drive from Fresno every time the servers crashed, requiring a trip by John-boy.

Thanks. I remembered it as being either San Jose or Santa Clara, but I couldn't remember which it was. I do recall those supposed late-night drives to "reboot the server" (which is ludicrous - every decent hosting provider in the universe has at least remote power on/off capability).

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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2021, 02:14:30 PM »
Did you have a FR past?  That trip to Fresno meme, was kind of an ongoing joke that coincided with Freepathons.  You'd think $350K annually for almost 25 years  would buy some semblence of a dependable server wouldn't you?

LOL! I'm imagining the current Bupathons are pulling in around $200 (reported as $88,000 of course).

Better watch out, though. I'm anticipating mods not wanting ToS convo here.

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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2021, 02:17:26 PM »
LOL! I'm imagining the current Bupathons are pulling in around $200 (reported as $88,000 of course).

Better watch out, though. I'm anticipating mods not wanting ToS convo here.

ARGHH...

Here it comes for me....  Can they double ban me?

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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2021, 02:20:36 PM »
Thanks. I remembered it as being either San Jose or Santa Clara, but I couldn't remember which it was. I do recall those supposed late-night drives to "reboot the server" (which is ludicrous - every decent hosting provider in the universe has at least remote power on/off capability).

I took over sysadmin from another old fashioned sysadmin who didn't have out of band management and most of his servers were bare metal (unvirtualized). He was kind of a moron, but I still have to physically go into the office when there's an issue as our process to upgrade server is still slow.

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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2021, 02:22:07 PM »
LOL! I'm imagining the current Bupathons are pulling in around $200 (reported as $88,000 of course).

Better watch out, though. I'm anticipating mods not wanting ToS convo here.

Meh.  It's instructive to contemplate.  I hope you don't get upset about our occasional 'thons here.
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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2021, 02:25:09 PM »
Meh.  It's instructive to contemplate.  I hope you don't get upset about our occasional 'thons here.

I love the thons here. They are over so fast I usually miss them (but one can contribute any time). But, that's because myst uses them to pay for the site hosting, not to provide a salary to her and her family.

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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2021, 02:26:07 PM »
ARGHH...

Here it comes for me....  Can they double ban me?



LOL, love that movie.

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Re: Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2021, 02:27:42 PM »
LOL! I'm imagining the current Bupathons are pulling in around $200 (reported as $88,000 of course).

Better watch out, though. I'm anticipating mods not wanting ToS convo here.

TOS is so irrelevant at this point it's not even worth criticizing. The site barely registers on the national conversation.


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