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Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:18 AM

I went to Parler to check out the claims about requiring a ss number

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to sign up. Right away I found this in their 'terms of service'.



Privacy Policy

Parler

7/23/2020

Parler, LLC and its affiliates (“Company,” “we,” “our,” and/or “us”) value the privacy of
individuals who use our social news application, website, and related services (collectively, our
“Services”). This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) explains how we collect, use, and share
information from users of our Services (“Users,” “you,” and/or “your”) to facilitate your
commenting, social news, and influencer networking experience. By using our Services, you
agree to the collection, use, disclosure, and procedures this Privacy Policy describes. Beyond
the Privacy Policy, your use of our Services is also subject to our User Agreement
https://legal.parler.com/documents/useragreement.pdf
We process and store your information in the U.S. We do not sell your information to third
parties or share your information with foreign governments except in the limited circumstances
described in this Privacy Policy (see “How We Share the Information We Collect” below for
more detail).

Information We Collect

We may collect a variety of information from or about you or your devices from various
sources, as described below.

A. Information You Provide to Us.
Registration and Profile Information. When you sign up for an account, we may collect
information such as your name, email address, username, and profile photo.
Influencer Network Information. If you choose to join our influencer network, we may ask for
information that can be used to verify your identity, such as a copy of your government-issued
photo identification
, and information that can be used to facilitate the redemption of virtual
items or payments, such as your Social Security number (SSN) or your tax identification number.

We delete your government-issued photo identification information when it is no longer
necessary to verify your identity.

User Content. We collect any information you choose to provide on our Services, such as posts,
photos, videos, gifs, comments, votes, and echoes.

(Bolding is mine)

So yes.... Many Parler members SS numbers and IDs probably where compromised if they chose to join the 'Influencer Network'. And what self respecting fascist and Trumpazoid wouldn't want to join such a fancy, powerful sounding network?


Tots and Pears idiots...



Edited to add: Any doubt that the Trumpazoids have about the security of Parler MUST be exploited. Their ingrained paranoia will be their downfall when all is said and done.

Sow the fields folks.....plant the doubt.

Peace.


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Reply I went to Parler to check out the claims about requiring a ss number (Original post)
revmclaren Nov 2020 OP
patricia92243 Nov 2020 #1
Yavin4 Nov 2020 #30
jmbar2 Nov 2020 #2
revmclaren Nov 2020 #4
Yavin4 Nov 2020 #31
jmbar2 Nov 2020 #36
mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #3
revmclaren Nov 2020 #7
mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #12
Gore1FL Nov 2020 #27
RussBLib Nov 2020 #5
revmclaren Nov 2020 #8
Chainfire Nov 2020 #6
revmclaren Nov 2020 #11
mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #13
Mike 03 Nov 2020 #15
FM123 Nov 2020 #9
Mike 03 Nov 2020 #10
mahina Nov 2020 #14
beachbumbob Nov 2020 #16
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2020 #17
Vinca Nov 2020 #20
ET Awful Nov 2020 #37
usaf-vet Nov 2020 #18
bringthePaine Nov 2020 #19
safeinOhio Nov 2020 #21
Vinca Nov 2020 #22
Chakaconcarne Nov 2020 #23
roamer65 Nov 2020 #34
Captain Zero Nov 2020 #42
mathematic Nov 2020 #24
pnwmom Nov 2020 #38
revmclaren Nov 2020 #39
flibbitygiblets Nov 2020 #25
SayItLoud Nov 2020 #26
Gore1FL Nov 2020 #28
JPbelgium Nov 2020 #29
roamer65 Nov 2020 #35
DFW Nov 2020 #32
paleotn Nov 2020 #33
llashram Nov 2020 #40
BobTheSubgenius Nov 2020 #41
Hekate Nov 2020 #43
CanonRay Nov 2020 #44
BobTheSubgenius Nov 2020 #45

Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:21 AM

1. Somebody is going to have a lot of identity thefts.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:23 PM

30. More like somebody is selling identities for big piles of cash on the side. n/t

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:23 AM

2. JFC!

How easy would it be for fraudsters to hoodwink MAGAts? Embarrassingly easy.

The red half of our nation appears to exist on the left side of the distribution curve.

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:26 AM

4. It's easy to be ignorant...it's a hundred times more dificult

to be educated.

Sometimes, even I am amazed.

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:26 PM

31. The same people who complain to the heavens about taxes are more than willing to hand over

their hard earned money to any right wing grifter, megachurches, Trump, right wing websites, etc. that comes along.

At least with taxes they would get actual services that could save their miserable lives.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:39 PM

36. That is a really good point. Filed away for future use. Thx.

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:25 AM

3. The reason Parler would need that info is that it's a program that involves getting paid

so they ostensibly need it for tax purposes. And that info would almost certainly be kept entirely separate from the operation of the site itself. The 'accounting' server, not 'the web server', the latter of which was compromised.

I mean it's POSSIBLE they flubbed that up and actually kept the SSN's on the same database server as the one that drives the site, but that would be so egregiously wrong of a thing to do it's almost unfathomable. Exposing these credentials was a screw-up but would involve one tiny mistake. It's not a massive architectural flaw like storing such data on the wrong server.

And I'm pretty sure you can't just up and decide to 'be an influencer' and start getting paid by the site. You need to show you have bona-fides like 10,000 twitter followers or some shit like that.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:30 AM

7. We really don't know the magnitude of the hack.

But it doesn't really matter. Distrust is ingrained in these Yahoo's. Many will no longer trust the site.

This is a good thing.

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Response to revmclaren (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:36 AM

12. Not sure it's really actually a 'hack' at all ...

It's that they accidentally exposed the credentials to the site's database via a public API where anyone could get to it.

But the database that drives the site would be (or most definitely should be) different from the accounting database that would have personal info. It's like 'design 101'. Doubt they flubbed that up.

And having the site's DB credentials doesn't (or should not) give you any insights into the accounting DB's credentials.

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Response to revmclaren (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:17 PM

27. It was a magnitude of Zero, per Snopes.

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:27 AM

5. just another grift!!

dumb conservatives fall for it every time

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:31 AM

8. Yup. n/t

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:29 AM

6. Perhaps the site is a government run program

To make gathering information on which wingnuts need to be watched more carefully.

That is a message I would like to see spread among the users of the site.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:34 AM

11. Absolutely!

Paranoia is a built in trigger for the Clue-Less-Klan.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:37 AM

13. Many people are saying exactly that ... like everyone I speak to about it ...

Its pretty obvious when you think about it

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:54 AM

15. Yesterday someone on Twitter described it as a "honeypot for

White Supremacists."

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:31 AM

9. Yep, Tots and Pears idiots....

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:32 AM

10. Kicking while laughing

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:40 PM

16. Luckily I photoshop pretty good and submitted a fake ID.

 

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:55 PM

17. None of them seem to know Parler is a French word. Remember Freedom Fries? . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:03 PM

20. That's what I've found amusing, too.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:41 PM

37. They also spent years saying electronic voting machines were completely safe . . . .

until the election went against them. Remember the proven issued with Deibold machines?

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:56 PM

18. I fought giving that info to my bank. I sure as hell won't give it to the grifter network.


I waiting for the day that they all become irrelevant in a normalized world.

And tRump is like a bad bad nightmare that is soon forgotten.





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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:00 PM

19. pretty sure the application must be submitted in crayon (the uneaten one)...

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:03 PM

21. Come on now, you have to

trust the plan and do the research.

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:04 PM

22. Gee, who would have guessed someone might set up a site to scam the gullible out

of their identities? Easiest grift in the history of grifts.

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:07 PM

23. I heard Parler was created to build a database of Trump supporters that the Biden administration....

can turn over to China who will be selling their IP addresses and other personal to a Hunter Biden lead group of identity thieves and hackers.

Can't say whether it's true or not though, but I'm guessing it surely is.

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:36 PM

34. ...and create a list of people to send to the FEMA camps.



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Response to Chakaconcarne (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:00 PM

42. I heard Parler will be giving free one year

LifeLock Memberships soon with every sign up on their site. Really.

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:13 PM

24. You deceptively mishighlighted that.

If you choose to join our influencer network, we may ask for
information that can be used to verify your identity, such as a copy of your government-issued
photo identification, and information that can be used to facilitate the redemption of virtual
items or payments
, such as your Social Security number (SSN) or your tax identification number.


They collect that information from influencers only, not regular users, and so that they can handle payments. The pdf you link says it's for tax purposes and that they may file forms with the IRS.

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Response to mathematic (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:44 PM

38. That wasn't deceptive. It would have been deceptive if they had not quoted the whole sentence,

but choosing not to highlight part of that sentence was valid decision. Many people who decide to become "influencers" because they're deluded enough to think that sounds good, won't be aware of the the ramifications.

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Response to mathematic (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:53 PM

39. Really? Seems that their statement is straightforward.

Who among the trumpers could resist the power to be an influencer.

Bit of nitpicking to worry about what is highlighted in Parlor and what it will mean to the Trumpsheeple.

Why so concerned? It's all good. Right?

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:14 PM

25. Trumpers and RWNJ's in general just can't NOT self-own. /nt

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:17 PM

26. Oh, please PLEASE someone publish the info!.. WikiLeaks if you're listening! NT :

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:19 PM

28. They'd have to actually be hacked for that go public.

But the owners of the site have plenty of data to mine.

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:22 PM

29. ... for a moment you had me thinking you have to be a member of the SS to join Parler...(n/t)

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Response to JPbelgium (Reply #29)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:37 PM

35. Der Trumpenwaffen.

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:34 PM

32. And people TRUST this outfit?

Give us your social security number and photo ID. While you're at it, why not give us your credit cards with expiration dates and security codes, and your bank account info including passwords. Make us your sole beneficiaries of your will, too, if you think of it.

We promise that we will not make use of your information anywhere in the United States, except during months whose names end in "ber" or with the letter "y." This promise is not valid in the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Principality of Liechtenstein, or the Principality of Monte Carlo (c'est le français que vous ameriez PARLER pas hasard?)

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:36 PM

33. Just another scam on the scamable.

They're being bent over and aren't smart enough to know it.

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:56 PM

40. what a dangerous thing

in this electronic era. If the idiots do it, they voted for trump and deserve everything they get

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:59 PM

41. Gee, it certainly sounds benign.

As did the broad strokes, when that was all I knew about the site. I think the phrase "slightest chance" comes woefully short of my chances of ever ending up there.

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:12 PM

43. Handed this to my husband to read & he exclaimed "Oh my God!!" several times...

His career in computers extends back 40 years; post-retirement he got a job as a data base administrator. So there you have it: “OMG!!” is a professional opinion. Hackable, amazingly hackable.

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:19 PM

44. The most gullible people on the planet get grifted again

C' mon, who's surprised

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Response to revmclaren (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 12:03 PM

45. And the sad thing is, not only are they gullible enough to dive into this grift...

...it would be hard to convince them that they'd been scammed.

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