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How Peter Thiel’s Secretive Data Company Pushed Into Policing

August 13, 2017

From the Wired Magazine website

When Sergeant Lee DeBrabander marked a case confidential in the Long Beach drug squad’s Palantir data analysis system in November 2014, he expected key details to remain hidden from unauthorized users’ eyes. In police work, this can be crucial—a matter of life and death, even. It often involves protecting vulnerable witnesses, keeping upcoming operations hush hush, or protecting a fellow police officer who’s working undercover.

You’ll be hearing more about Palantir as this story breaks nationally. “As police used Palantir more and more widely, the likelihood of screwups and misuse multiplied,” and it can affect you and your family.

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