Does Palantir See Too Much?

Palantir is the perfect villain of a company. Founded by Silicon Valley billionaire and Trump supporter Peter Thiel, it has consciously kept a low profile, while working with the CIA and autocratic governments. It collects and analyses vast amounts of data to help fight terrorism (or whatever its customers like to do under that pretense). This excellent profile sheds light on the company, and turns the villain into something more complex. Among other things, I learned that Palantir also helped the United Nations World Food Program in its effort to get food and supplies distributed amid the pandemic.

From Weekly Filet ##323, in October 2020.

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