• EXCLUSIVE: Parler is a Microsoft Office 365 user, and Microsoft employees are discussing the ethics of having the far-right social app as a customer

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Parler, the far-right social media app favored by supporters of President Donald Trump, was removed from Apple's and Google's app stores on Friday in the wake of last week's deadly riot at the US Capitol.
    Not long after, many of Parler's service providers - most prominently, Amazon Web Services - cut ties as well, leaving the app offline and in limbo as it searches for a new web host. Twilio, Okta, and Zendesk all removed Parler from their respective platforms over the weekend.
    However, Parler was an active customer of Microsoft Office 365 at least as of Sunday...
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  • Amazon seeks to keep conservative app Parler offline

    Amazon seeks to keep conservative app Parler offline

    9 days ago - By Chron

    SEATTLE - Seattle-based Amazon.com, Inc. has asked a federal judge to deny a request to reinstate the cloud-service account for conservative social media network Parler, claiming Parler shrugged off police violence content on its site before and after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
    Amazon's lawyers made the claim on Tuesday, a day after Parler on Monday filed a lawsuit against Amazon claiming a breach of contract and antitrust violation after its account was suspended and effectively removed from the internet, The Seattle Times reported.
    The lawsuit claims Amazon colluded with...
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  • GPS data tracked 618 videos from Parler users inside the US Capitol last week. The mob made it deep inside the building

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Riots at the US Capitol Building. Michael Nigro/Pacific
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    GPS data from hundreds of Parler users who attacked the US Capitol last week show the mob's whereabouts in the 228-year-old building, Gizmodo reported.
    The data, acquired by a hacker, showed rioters near Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office, congressional chambers and in the hallways.
    Parler went dark on Monday after Amazon dropped it from its web-hosting services, though the far-right social media app has since found another host.
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  • Parler - a social media app that was used to organize the attack on the US Capitol - needs to step up moderation to get back on the iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook says

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the world premiere of Apple's "The Morning Show" at David Geffen Hall on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in New York City.
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    On Wednesday, January 6, pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol building and broke in.
    On the right-leaning social media app Parler, users cheered on the violence .
    By Saturday, Apple pulled Parler from the App Store - even though the app had shot to the top of the charts .
    In a new interview with CBS This Morning , Apple CEO Tim Cook explained the move to pull Parler: "They need to step it up on moderation," he said...
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