mass surveillance

Palantir Will Go Public Via Direct Listing, Lost $821 Million Last Year

Palantir Will Go Public Via Direct Listing, Lost $821 Million Last Year

Data analytics company Palantir — the firm co-founded by venture capitalist Peter Thiel most notorious for its work with the Pentagon, CIA, Department of Homeland Security, and the nation’s police forces — has filed its prospectus to go public, though it’s opting for a direct listing instead of an initial…

Twitter Says Its Partner Dataminr Wasn’t Surveilling Protests for Local Cops, Just ‘News Alerting’

Twitter Says Its Partner Dataminr Wasn’t Surveilling Protests for Local Cops, Just ‘News Alerting’

AI intelligence analysis startup Dataminr monitored nationwide protests against the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd using rarely granted, privileged access to Twitter’s “firehose,” the Intercept reported on Thursday. While this seems like a clear violation of Twitter policies against using its tools for surveillance purposes, Twitter says Dataminr was…