Sunday, May 13, 2018
Is Palintir (Peter Thiel) an example of surveillance capitalism?
Bloomberg has an article (by Peter Waldman, Lizette Chapman and Jordan Robertson) about a company in Jersey City called Palintir, founded in 2004 in large part by PeterThiel, a company that does a lot of ordinary meta data mining of ordinary citizens for national defense purposes, link here.
Thiel, openly gay and founder of PayPal, spoke at the Republican Convention in July 2016.
The article documents the incredible pressure from investors on tech companies to monetize data.
The article also notes that people have been arrested merely for being topologically connected to gan members on the database.