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Palantir, the Military Intelligence Unicorn, Goes Public

Palantir, the Military Intelligence Unicorn, Goes Public

Palantir is Silicon Valley startup, founded by Peter Thiel, that benefitted from early CIA investment. The company went public this week with unimpressive results. The company’s clientele in the national security and immigration agencies has made it politically controversial. One former CIA official turned Joe Biden adviser scrubbed her work for the firm from her...

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‘Last Narc’: How the CIA Did Business With Drug Traffickers

‘Last Narc’: How the CIA Did Business With Drug Traffickers

Former Newsweek correspondent and best-selling author Elaine Shannon tries but doesn’t quite succeed in taking down Amazon’s series “The Last Narc.” In an extended take out for SpyTalk, Shannon quotes an impressive series of former U.S. officials who scoff at the premise of the series. But neither she nor her sources mention the story of...

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Democrats Call for Declassifying ‘Outside Threats’ after Briefing by Trump Officials 

Democrats Call for Declassifying ‘Outside Threats’ after Briefing by Trump Officials 

The committee was briefed by Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency, and Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, on the Pentagon’s cybersecurity efforts to secure the Nov. 3 election. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Armed...

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Xinjiang Data Project Documents China’s High Tech Social Controls

Xinjiang Data Project Documents China’s High Tech Social Controls

Drawing on open source data including satellite imagery, Chinese government documents, official statistics and a range of authoritative reports and academic studies, the Xinjiang Data Project documents the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing program of human rights abuses and tech-enhanced authoritarianism in Xinjiang, and explores its global implications. This is a case study in repressive technology,...