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Wouldn't the hack itself be illegal? Are we now at the point that we celebrate illegal activity in the pursuit of other illegal activity? If the authorities did such a thing (and I'm not accusing any authorities here), it would be deemed "Friut of the poisonous tree".
golan wrote: It seems that thanks to the removal of authentication services by a vendor, hackers were able to get into Parler and archive a lot of data including content from January 6th, the day of the attempted coup.
Parler users who were influencers or otherwise verified would also upload their social security details.
It also seems that this content includes:
- Private Messages
- Deleted Messages, maybe even drafts / unsent messages
- Metadata of uploaded videos and photos
It is possible that Amazon would probably hand over what they hosted to the FBI anyway, but these archives are now publicly accessible which allows citizen journalists and activists the opportunity to track down illegal activity and notify law enforcement, employers etc.