Most prominent member of conservative social media platform, parlorwere for a but not Two Surprise on Monday.
First, the news most people have heard about is that Yeh, aka Kanye West, the rapper-turned-right-wing pundit, has agreed get parlor, The announcement followed several TV appearances and interviews during which he went on an anti-Semitic rant. You were also seen spending time with conservative commentator Candace Owens, whose husband George Farmer is also the CEO of Parlor.
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But that was not the only big news. There were also VIPs of the parlor doxxed As part of a special email announcement from Parlor officials on Monday evening only to verified users of the platform.
“Our VIP parlors are an invaluable part of the family and experience,” read the E-mail For VIP users of the parlor Signed by its outreach team. “We appreciate all your support and partnership in fighting for free speech, and we look forward to your participation in this monumental new chapter.”
However, one thing the parlor doesn’t like is the privacy of its VIPs. About 200 recipients of this announcement were CC’d rather than BCC’d on the email. This means that their names and private email addresses were visible to everyone who received the email. And of course, their names and email addresses will remain visible to anyone who forwards this letter later to other recipients.
Ivanka Trump, Republican Senator Alice Stefanik, right-wing provocateur Andy Ngo and Candace Owens were among the VIPs whose email addresses were leaked.
according to a twitter user Who? Received E-mail And all messages from subsequent replies-doxed recipients, the thread quickly filled with users selling their products and sharing far-right messages including racial slurs.
Of course, this wasn’t the first time Parlor experienced security and privacy issues. After pro-Trump riots at the Capitol on January 6, intrepid hacktivists quickly realized that Parler had inadvertently allowed users to scour the platform for all of their posts and media content. This content also included GPS coordinates and other metadata for each user.
The parlor was, at the time, experiencing a short-lived surge in popularity among conservative users, some of whom happened to participate in the riot. Archived photos and videos from the parlor spread quickly.
Today, Parler receives barely any traffic and is overshadowed by other conservative platforms like Trump’s Truth Social and the far-right site Gab. According to comScore data (via right-wing media tracker the writing)The parlor received only 137,000 unique visitors last August, down from the 12.3 million it received in January 2021 at its height.
After the email address was leaked, the COO of Parlement Technologies, the parent company of Parler, sent another email to VIP, apologizing for the first message.
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“Earlier today, we shared with you the news about Yeh’s intention to purchase Parlour. In excitement, we inadvertently included your email address in the CC field instead of the BCC field,” they said. “To say we are extremely embarrassed is an understatement.”