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23 Jan 2020

Author:
William Feuer, CNBC

Palantir CEO Alex Karp defends his company’s relationship with government agencies

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″​The core mission of our company always was to make the West, especially America, the strongest in the world, the strongest it’s ever been, for the sake of global peace and prosperity, and we feel like this year we really showed what that would mean,” Karp said in an interview... Since 2014, Palantir has worked with ICE to identify undocumented immigrants, prompting some employee protests.

... Business Insider reported that Palantir is working on Project Maven, the Department of Defense program that Google dropped in March following employee backlash. “If this were true, I’d be very proud,” Karp said about the reports, but didn’t confirm Palantir was working on the project... “It’s commonly known that our software is used in an operational context at war,” Karp said. “Do you really think a war fighter is going to trust a software company that pulls the plug because something becomes controversial with their life? Currently, when you’re a war fighter your life depends on your software.”

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