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A Deeper Look into Palantir Technologies

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You may have never heard of Palantir Technologies but odds are Palantir knows about you. The company, founded in 2004 by Peter Thiel and others, uses algorithms to collect and connect data on people from corporate execs to gang members. Used by major corporations to make sure employees don’t leak information and by police departments to keep tabs on “pre-crime” suspects, the technology raises not only legal questions but moral and ethical ones, too. Forum talks with the reporters who wrote this week’s Bloomberg Businessweek cover story, “Palantir Knows Everything About You.

Lizette Chapman, Bloomberg reporter
Peter Waldman, Bloomberg reporter