As long as your internet connection has survived the extreme cold snap, Parler is back online. In the aftermath of the January 6th Capitol riot, Amazon suspended social network Parler’s web service access on January 10th for violating its terms of service. Now it’s relaunched on a new backend it claims is “built on sustainable, independent technology and not reliant on so-called ‘Big Tech’ for its operations.” The relaunch comes with new interim CEO, Mark Meckler, replacing John Matze, who was ousted by Parler’s board.
Amazon, Apple, and Google distanced themselves from Parler after evidence that the Capitol attackers had used the platform to organize the incident. The iOS App Store and Google Play dropped it, and Parler tried to get back online by suing Amazon on antitrust grounds, which were denied.
While the site is back online, there are still no smartphone apps for the ‘free speech social network. Parler will need to convince at least part of Big Tech that it can maturely handle and moderate its users.
— Mat Smith
AT&T and Verizon appear to be having issues as well.
On of the game. Overcooked: All You Can Eat, which includes two games and all DLC so far, will land on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam on March 23rd for $40. Even without an Xbox Series X or PS5, the game can run at 4K and 60 frames per second if your console or PC supports it. Unfortunately, but predictably, it’s locked to 30 fps on Switch. Continue reading.