Big Data – You exposed

Palantir Big Data and You

Palantir Big Data and You

If you think just the NSA, CIA, MI5 and other big government agencies around the world are combining data on you, then you have been living in a cave. Over the past few years companies like Palantir have been developing techniques and databases utilizing what is called “big data” to compile programs and profiles that will track just who you are, who you are associated with, where you frequent and much more.

Take a look at this CNN video of the Los Angeles Police Department and just one of their uses of Palantir in coordination with the license plate readers on their police cars. Never mind the privacy aspects of the readers themselves (the ACLU even weighs in during the video), the real examples shows from the LAPD about how the can compile a profile of you should be damn scary. So if local and regional authorities are doing this, imagine how big your footprint is when you travel to other cities and all that data is compiled and shared amongst agencies around the country and the globe. Still think you’re anonymous when you travel? Take a look at this video on how Palantir was used to help link Noordin Mohammed Top to the 2009 Jakarta Hotel Bombings. Don’t get me wrong, Noordin and others who commit atrocities like this shouldn’t even be given the benefit of a trial, but applying these technologies to civilian tracking is something we should all be against.

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