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Palantir Technologies – The Philosopher’s Stoned

Palantir Technologies, is a premium Silicon Valley start-up, whose business it’s been to write clever software to track your digital footprints, and then JOIN THE DOTS to predict who you are, and where you might go next. Its directors are Peter Thiel, Mr Paypal-Facebook, and Alex Karp an “eccentric philosopher” who has turned their Palo Alto head-quarter into a replica of The Shire. If it sounds like a fairy story, it’s not. Palantir’s software has been labelled the KILLER APP. It was used to hunt down and murder Osama Bin Laden. Continue reading

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Who is strong, Wikileaks or US?

Elie Wiesel’s words, in response to England, the Vatican, the US and Switzerland’s failing to warn thousands of Hungarian Jews not to board that train for a place called Ausschwitz, just two weeks before the end of the war – “Unmask evil. Name it; where it is and when it is, and don’t give evil a second chance” – were undoubtedly the most motivating influence in Bradley Manning’s decision to denounce what he believed were military crimes. Continue reading

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