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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 09:56 PM

Peter Thiel's Palantir software has directly powered ICE's accelerating workplace raids

After seeing Peter Thiel pop up in another thread I was reminded of this piece linked below. Just want to add that history should not be kind to Thiel for this and his support of Trump...

Data Company Directly Powers Immigration Raids in Workplace


| WNYC News | WNYC
Palantir, a secretive data-mining firm co-founded by Trump adviser Peter Thiel, is facing mounting criticism for its work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In response, the company has tried to distance itself from ICE’s controversial treatment of undocumented immigrants.

But now, emails obtained by WNYC show that Palantir software has directly powered ICE’s accelerating workplace raids.

In the final weeks of 2017, special agents in ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations’ division were planning a worksite blitz across New York City. As part of their preparation, an ICE supervisor notified staff that they needed to use a Palantir program, called FALCON mobile, for the operation.

“[REDACTION] we want all the team leaders to utilize the FALCON mobile app on your GOV iphones,” wrote the agent, after mentioning several “assignment” locations across all five New York City boroughs.


The email, obtained by WNYC under the federal Freedom of Information Act, continues: “We will be using the FALCON mobile app to share info with the command center about the subjects encountered in the stores as well as team locations."

FALCON mobile allows agents in the field to search through a fusion of law enforcement databases that include information on people’s immigration histories, family relationships, and past border crossings.

The email was sent in preparation for a worksite enforcement briefing on January 8, 2018. Two days later, ICE raided nearly a hundred 7-Elevens across the country, including at least sixteen in New York City. At the time, the raids constituted the largest operation against a single employer in the Trump era...

https://www.wnyc.org/story/palantir-directly-powers-ice-workplace-raids-emails-show/

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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 10:04 PM

1. Palantir....

When you read Lord of the Rings and identify with Sauron...

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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:46 AM

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