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PARLER USERS UNKNOWINGLY GAVE AWAY THEIR PERSONAL DATA IN VIDEOS THEY UPLOADED ILLEGALLY STORMING CAPITOL HILL (The Independent)

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PARLER USERS UNKNOWINGLY GAVE AWAY THEIR PERSONAL DATA IN VIDEOS THEY UPLOADED ILLEGALLY STORMING CAPITOL HILL – By Adam Smith (The Independent) / January 11 2021

‘There is nothing you can do to prevent what’s already happened. All you can do is prepare for the fallout’ a message from the North Central Florida Patriots Telegram chat reads

Insurrectionists that stormed Capitol Hill and uploaded videos to the right-wing social media app Parler gave away their GPS coordinates to the app.

That data has now been scraped and archived by researchers, who could use the data to help identify criminals.

Many rioters including the Proud Boys – a Southern Poverty Law Center designated hate group – shared videos on the app, but hacker “@donk_enby” on Twitter has shown that the metadata (information about the content uploaded, such as number of megapixels in the videos or rotation) includes GPS positioning.

 

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