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Documents suggest Palantir could help power Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ of immigrants

December 22, 2016

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Training materials obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center show Palantir has played a role in a far-reaching customs system

Palantir, the data-mining firm co-founded by tech billionaire and Trump transition adviser Peter Thiel, has provided largely secret assistance to the US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) in operating a system that tracks and assesses immigrants and other travelers, according to public records. Known as the Analytical Framework for Intelligence, the system draws from a variety of federal, state, and local law enforcement databases that gather and analyze often-sensitive details about people, including biographical information, personal associations, travel itineraries, immigration records, and home and work addresses, as well as fingerprints, scars, tattoos, and other physical traits… (more)

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