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Palantir Knows Everything About You
Peter Thiel's data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. The scary thing? Palantir is desperate for new customers.
privacy  surveillance  palantir 
12 weeks ago by geetarista
Palantir's New Patents Shed Rare Light On Its Data Methods
Palantir is one of the world's most opaque and influential data companies. We dig into its patents as Facebook's data privacy scandal refocuses media attention on how personal data is used in business and beyond.
digital-culture  digital-feudalism  palantir 
march 2018 by PieroRivizzigno
Peter Thiel Employee Helped Cambridge Analytica Before It Harvested Data - The New York Times
This seems to contradict earlier accounts (see Motherboard Vice) according to which Kosinski was contacted by Kogan in behalf of SCL. Here it seems instead that Cambridge Analytica/SCL contacted Kogan *after* trying (and failing) to strike a deal with Kosinski.
michal_kosinski  aleksandr_kogan  shady  cambridge_analytica  palantir 
march 2018 by junkie.dolphin
Palantir worked with Cambridge Analytica on the Facebook data: Whistleblower
Palantir worked on the Facebook data that was acquired by Cambridge Analytica, whistleblower Christopher Wylie tells members of U.K. Parliament.

palantir  election  electioneering  brexit  schmit  manipulation  facebook  hack  leak  data  collaboration  cambridgeanalytica  zuckerberg 
march 2018 by xer0x
ICE Uses Facebook Data to Find and Track Suspects, Internal Emails Show
Palantir is a controversial data analytics firm co-founded by billionaire investor Peter Thiel. The company, which does business with the military and major intelligence agencies, has contracted with ICE since 2014. As journalist Spencer Woodman reported last year, the company developed a special system for ICE to access a vast “ecosystem” of data to facilitate immigration officials in both discovering targets and then creating and administering cases against them.
ee  palantir  ICE  immigration  facebook 
march 2018 by osi_info_program

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