Day: January 19, 2021

Parler begins to come back online with the help of a Russian tech company 

Some of those who participated in the riot at the US Capitol were users of the platform Parler, which went offline over the weekend. | Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images A preliminary page for Parler has come back online, but the full app hasn’t returned. Parler, the largely unmoderated social network popular with conservatives, often …

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Signal has so many new users, it’s stopped working

Following the Capitol riots, a privacy-minded messaging service is now the most popular app in the US. | Photo illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images The encrypted messaging app is currently the most downloaded app on both app stores. Signal, once a niche messaging service for the privacy-minded, is currently the most downloaded app in the United …

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