I remember more than a decade ago when the more loopy Anti-Obama people came up with the most over the top conspiracies about how the Democratic Party planned to subvert our basic political rights and create a defaco one party state and thinking at the time they were totally nuts…
… I’m not so sure now.
This is probably the single most chilling story I have read in several decades.
This is the truly terrifying part of the story…
Apparently as companies were shutting down their services for Parler, they were making press releases. The company that handled 2FA and security, Twilio, shut down service yesterday, and this left a massive security gap.
2FA and security being shutdown by Twilio like that before the site went offline was a very deliberate malicious and calculating act. Someone very very senior at Twilio typed into a console window the commands to turn off all security knowing the site was still live and what the results would be. A site like that would be on a 10 second or less security interrogate “ping” by various actors. So the result of security being deliberately turned off meant that multiple actors would have comprised all site data in less than a minute. The only time limit to the exploit was download bandwidth. I’m sure Amazon removed all download limits before the security was turned off.
Well that just notched up the probability of real bloodshed by two or three degrees given thats how the Biden Tech Oligarchs are operating. Time to batten down the hatches I think.
And just a reminder for those in Ireland the new “hate speech” laws the government are going to pass are modeled almost completely on that that have been in force in Germany for the last few years. And based on just how assiduously the Interior Ministry have been prosecuting “hate speech” even in defacto private online conversations I expect a day sometime soon when you run the real risk of prosecution in Ireland for writing online anything that does not conform totally with the views expressed in the Irish Times or on RTE. For example under current German laws about 90% of the political content of this site would be classified as “hate speech”. That includes questioning any single part of the current Covidian Hysteria.
Welcome to Stasiland. Looks like its back to saizdat. Because we are all internet zeks now.