Palantir Technologies is a public American software company that specializes in big data analytics. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, it was founded by Peter Andreas Thiel, Nathan Gettings, Joe Lonsdale, Stephen Cohen, and Alex Karp in 2003. The company’s name is derived from The Lord of the Rings where the magical palantír were “seeing-stones,” described as indestructible balls of crystal used for communication and to see events in other parts of the world.
US tech firm Palantir, known for supplying controversial data-sifting software to government agencies, has fetched a market value of nearly $22bn (£17bn) in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. It’s a lofty figure for a firm that has never turned a profit, been hit by privacy concerns and relies on public agencies for nearly half of its business. But the company, which takes its name from the “seeing stones” known for their power and potential to corrupt in Lord of the Rings, says the need for the kind of software it sells “has never been greater”.
The company is known for three projects in particular: Palantir Gotham, Palantir Metropolis and Palantir Foundry. Palantir Gotham is used by counter-terrorism analysts at offices in the United States Intelligence Community (USIC) and United States Department of Defense.
Palantir Gotham (formerly known as Palantir Government) integrates structured and unstructured data, provides search and discovery capabilities, knowledge management, and secure collaboration. Palantir previously ran the site AnalyzeThe.US, which allowed potential Palantir customers and affiliates to use Palantir Gotham to perform analysis on publicly available data from data.gov, usaspending.gov, the Center for Responsive Politics’ Open Secrets Database, and Community Health Data from hhs.gov.
Palantir Metropolis (formerly known as Palantir Finance) was software for data integration, information management and quantitative analytics. The software connects to commercial, proprietary and public data sets and discovers trends, relationships and anomalies, including predictive analytics. Aided by 120 “forward-deployed engineers” of Palantir during 2009, Peter Cavicchia III of JPMorgan used Metropolis to monitor employee communications and alert the insider threat team when an employee showed any signs of potential disgruntlement: the insider alert team would further scrutinize the employee and possibly conduct physical surveillance after hours with bank security personnel. The Metropolis team used emails, download activity, browser histories, and GPS locations from JPMorgan owned smartphones and their transcripts of digitally recorded phone conversations to search, aggregate, sort, and analyze this information for any specific keywords, phrases, and patterns of behavior. In 2013, Cavicchia may have shared this information with Frank Bisignano who had become the CEO of First Data Corporation.
Palantir Apollo is a continuous delivery system that manages and deploys Palantir Gotham and Foundry. Apollo was built out of the need for customers to use multiple public and private cloud platforms as part of their infrastructure. Apollo orchestrates updates to configurations and software in the Foundry and Gotham platforms using a micro-service architecture. This new product from Palantir has reduced their margins by providing software as a service (SaaS) instead of operating as a consulting company.
In the past, Gotham was used by fraud investigators at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, a former US federal agency which operated from 2009 to 2015. Gotham was also used by cyber analysts at Information Warfare Monitor, a Canadian public-private venture which operated from 2003 to 2012. Palantir Metropolis is used by hedge funds, banks, and financial services firms. Palantir Foundry is used by corporate clients such as Morgan Stanley, Merck KGaA, Airbus, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. The firm — sometimes described as the “scariest” of America’s tech giants — got its start working with US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, but now supplies software to police departments, other public agencies and corporate clients. It is active in more than 150 countries, including the UK, where it was one of the tech firms the government enlisted this spring to help respond to coronavirus. But Palantir’s rise has been shadowed by concerns from privacy experts, who say the firm’s tools enable surveillance and analysis of data — everything from drivers licenses and social media posts to DNA swabs — that skirts people’s right to privacy and is ripe for abuse. In the US, the use of its technology by immigration authorities to help round up undocumented immigrants has drawn heated protests and in the UK, the health data handled by the firm has also raised alarms. Ahead of the firm’s listing, Amnesty International issued a report saying the firm was failing its responsibility as a company to protect human rights with inadequate due diligence into who it is working for.
Its technology tracks a range of online and offline databases used by militants planning attacks, and has been applied to major cases such as aiding the long U.S. search for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed in a commando raid on his Pakistan hideout in 2011.
“Our company was founded in Silicon Valley. But we seem to share fewer and fewer of the technology sector’s values and commitments,” chief executive Alex Karp wrote in the filing announcing its plans to sell shares to the public. “We have chosen sides, and we know that our partners value our commitment.” He also states clearly in every chance that the core mission of Palantir is to make the United States the strongest in the world.
In a report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, titled as “At The Future of Government 2030+ A Citizen Centric Perspective on New Government Models” Palantir’s function for future governments is quoted as: “In Silicon Valley, one of the most richly valued start-ups is an intelligence platform designed for the global war on terror. The Palantir software is an intelligence platform that collects, matches and analyses information. Disparate data sources from financial documents, airline reservations, cell phone records, social media postings, etc. are examined to find patterns and connections. AI analytics go far beyond the capabilities and speed of humans. The first application field was the work of the Pentagon and the CIA in Afghanistan and Iraq. The military success led to the spread of federal contracts among civilians in the U.S. Palantir is also used by European governments, such as in the UK and Denmark. The police of the German federal state Hesse has been testing Palantir Gotham software to track Salafis since 2017. Critiques see issues in the connection of database silos in which personal data is stored; for privacy reasons and data security regulation the information must be separated. Others see the risk that via the software secret police database information might be opened up for the U.S. intelligence services which are working with the same software.”
Pentagon created a project named Lifelog which aimed to collect as much personal information as possible about someone, from messages, phone calls to personal choices. It was aimed to map a network of memories, relationships, events and experiences among people. DARPA closed this project over privacy concerns on 2 February 2004. One of the groups who were keen on it was AI specialists who wanted to use the collection of personal information of individuals to improve the AI. Only two days after it was killed, Facebook was created with same purposes, only based on willingness of people to share all personal information publicly, including the fact that later on Facebook started to make it a requirement that users add their phone numbers on their accounts, which enabled sharing of personal phone calls and messaging between GSM operators and Facebook.
Thiel became Facebook’s first outside investor when he acquired a 10.2% stake for $500,000 in August 2004. Peter Thiel’s Palantir was seeded in part by In-Q-Tel, the C.I.A. ‘s venture-capital arm, and the C.I.A. remained a client. Not limited to the U.S. intelligence, Palantir worked with several foreign intelligence to counter terrorism as an expert at data-integration. George Soros is one of the investors who has been interested in both Palantir and Facebook. Soros bought more than 159,000 shares of Facebook, valued at close to $31 million. He also has approximately $4 billion in assets at Palantir. NATO’s think tank Atlantic Council is another common point between Palantir and George Soros. Open Society Foundation of George Soros and Digital Forensic Lab of Facebook are two of the major contributors of The Atlantic Council. Employees of Palantir also work for Atlantic Council. Lisa Hawkins is an example to it. She is a Research Analyst, Recruiting Coordinator at Palantir Technologies, while at the same time an Executive Assistant to the President and CEO at Atlantic Council. Ahmed Humayun is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, also a business developer at Palantir.
Palantir is known to have close ties with Trump. Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel helped Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. In 2016, he donated more than $1m to the US President Donald Trump. The top White House adviser and son-in-law of Trump, Jared Kushner, owner of Cadre, a real-estate startup he founded, links him to the Goldman Sachs Group and the mega-investors George Soros and Peter Thiel.
Thiel, whose estimated $2.1bn fortune was fuelled by the sale of PayPal and an early investment in Facebook, funded the Hulk Hogan invasion of privacy case that bankrupted gossip news site Gawker and has given generously to conservative politicians. By contrast, chief executive Alex Karp, who met Thiel when they both attended Stanford Law School, is a self-described neo-Marxist and “card-carrying progressive”, with a doctorate degree in neo-classical social theory from a Goethe University in Germany.
Palantir may be an American company, but it actually employs more people in London — just shy of 600 — than in either its Silicon Valley base or Denver headquarters. That reflects both the work it does for European clients including BP, Airbus and Ferrari — but also its UK government contracts, which predate the coronavirus pandemic by several years. These have included work with GCHQ’s cyber-spies as well as publicly declared work for the Ministry of Defence. Palantir has also been accused of having “blood on its hands” by civil rights protesters. They object to its tech being used to identify places where illegal immigrants are working so the properties can be raided and those arrested deported. In fact, the firm has effectively become the bogeyman of surveillance tech. Government contracts accounted for 54% of Palantir’s revenue in the first half of 2020, according to the filing, bringing in $257 million, a 76% year-on-year uptick.
In 2009 and 2010 respectively, Information Warfare Monitor used Palantir software to uncover the GhostNet and the Shadow Network. The GhostNet was a China-based cyber espionage network targeting 1,295 computers in 103 countries, including the Dalai Lama’s office, a NATO computer and various national embassies. The Shadow Network was also a China-based espionage operation that hacked into the Indian security and defense apparatus. Cyber spies stole documents related to Indian security and NATO troop activity in Afghanistan. The only early investments were $2 million from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s venture capital arm In-Q-Tel, and $30 million from Thiel himself and his venture capital firm, Founders Fund. On June 18, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden and Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag held a press conference at the White House announcing the success of fighting fraud in the stimulus by the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB). Biden credited the success to the software, Palantir, being deployed by the federal government. A document leaked to TechCrunch revealed that Palantir’s clients as of 2013 included at least twelve groups within the U.S. government, including the CIA, DHS, NSA, FBI, CDC, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, Special Operations Command, West Point, the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization and Allies, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. However, at the time the United States Army continued to use its own data analysis tool. Also, according to TechCrunch, the U.S. spy agencies such as the CIA and FBI were linked for the first time with Palantir software, as their databases had previously been “siloed.” Palantir was used by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to verify if Iran is in compliance with the 2015 agreement.
In 2010, Hunton & Williams LLP allegedly asked Berico Technologies, Palantir, and HBGary Federal to draft a response plan to “The WikiLeaks Threat.” In early 2011 We, Anonymous, publicly released HBGary-internal documents, including the plan. The plan proposed that Palantir software would “serve as the foundation for all the data collection, integration, analysis, and production efforts.” The plan also included slides, allegedly authored by HBGary CEO Aaron Barr, which suggested “disinformation” and “disrupting” Glenn Greenwald’s support for WikiLeaks. Around December 3, it was believed consultants at US defence contractors Palantir Technologies, Berico Technologies and HBGary proposed an alliance to lawyers for a desperate Bank of America to discredit the whistleblowers’ website using a divide and conquer approach. The conspirators urged a disinformation war to “feed the fuel between feuding groups” that would include leaking fake documents to “call out the error”, creating “concern over the security of the infrastructure”, hacking Wikileaks to discover who the leakers were to “kill the project” and a media campaign to emphasise the “radical and reckless” nature of Wikileaks.
It has also been alleged that Palantir previously worked with Cambridge Analytica, the political analytics firm that illegally obtained the personal data of around 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge. The shadow of Palantir also appears on the sidelines of Cambridge Analytica, the British company that siphoned off the personal data of millions of Facebook users in the service of Donald Trump’s campaign. In March, a whistleblower, Christopher Wylie testified before British parliamentarians, citing Palantir. “One of the very first emails I received asked me what I knew about a company called Palantir,” says Christopher Wylie, then research director at Cambridge Analytica. When I arrived, the first question was, “Can we do something with Palantir? What do you think?” We had several meetings with Palantir, where I was also present. There were senior staff working on Facebook data. It was not an official contract between Palantir and Cambridge Analytica. But there were a lot of people from Palantir who came into our offices and worked on the data. “ SCL group is the parent company of Cambridge Analytica. Formerly Strategic Communication Laboratories, it is a private behavioural research and strategic communication company, founded in 1993 by Nigel Oakes. The son of Major John Waddington Oakes and a former boyfriend of Lady Helen Windsor, Oakes was formerly employed by Margaret Thatcher’s favourite advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi, before establishing SCL. Cambridge Analytica, referred as the company of Steve Bannon in some sources as well, was launched in 2012 by SCL to extend its operations to the US. In partnership with hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, this included the Republican primaries for the 2016 election, where it worked to support Ted Cruz and then Donald Trump.
SCL first went public in 2005 at the DSEI conference, a global arms fair in London, promoting itself as the first private company to provide psychological warfare services to the British military. It had a demonstration about
the idea of UK government using a sophisticated media campaign of mass deception to fool the British people into thinking an accident at a chemical plant had occurred and threatened central London.
SCL carries a secret clearance as a ‘list X’ contractor for the MOD. A List X site is a commercial site on British soil that is approved to hold UK government information marked as ‘confidential’ and above. Essentially, SCL got the green light to hold British government secrets on its premises. SCL has had connections with British military, defense contractors, MI6, MI5, Queen’s advisors, hedge fund billionaires, conservative party members and more.
SCL provides “data, analytics and strategy to governments and military organizations worldwide,” notably the British Ministry of Defence, the US State Department and NATO. It states that it has carried out “behavioural change programs” in more than 60 countries. SCL has also had contracts with the Pentagon for psy-ops in Iran and Yemen. One of its first contracts in 1999 was promoting Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid. It has worked to influence elections in Afghanistan, Latvia, Ukraine, Nigeria and Kenya among others. According to the Guardian, in 2014 “MoD officials worked with SCL Group on ‘Project Duco’ to analyse how people would interact with certain government messaging.” Project Duco was part of the government’s “human and social influence” work, and SCL was paid £150,000. It assessed how Target Audience Analysis (TAA) could “contribute to the government’s strategic communications.” SCL’s work on Project Duco and its “list X” ranking “is likely to raise concerns that government officials were aware of Cambridge Analytica and SCL’s operations, and intended to use them to promote government messages.” Cambridge Analytica and SCL were acting for significant sections of the US/UK military and intelligence apparatus.
Even, Foreign Office executive agency, Wilton Park, invited SCL Group subsidiary, SCL Elections, to speak about how the use of data in the 2016 Presidential election could be applied in the British government’s diplomatic and foreign policy agenda. SCL also examined the application of data in the recent US Presidential election. Having access to British government’s top secrets, SCL also aided Brexit campaign which contradicts with the EU’s benefits.
SCL methods were also used by the US and UK militaries in Iraq. A SCL whistle-blower stated that “some of this technology was actually owned by the UK Ministry of Defence and/or the US Military, and now they don’t want people to know that it was their weapon that’s currently in the wild, being used privately to manipulate elections worldwide.”
SCL received £548,000 for delivering training to NATO that included providing an eight-week course for its staff. This was “subsequently passed on to Georgian, Ukrainian and Moldovan government officials.” The US State Department has a contract for $500,000 with SLC to provide “research and analytical support in connection with our mission to counter terrorist propaganda and disinformation overseas.” “The NATO website said the ‘revolutionary’ training would ‘help Ukrainians better defend themselves against the Russian threat’.”
The tight relations between data management, mining and psyop companies, their social media counterparts to gather even more personal data and governments are proves that politicians of the member states of the European Union don’t hesitate to collaborate with the big technology companies from the United States or United Kingdom to deceive their citizens and do mass surveillance. They share any data and secrets with big bankers and foreign intelligence while manipulating elections on their favour. It shouldn’t come as surprise regulations like TERREG will only serve these agendas for further manipulation and the European citizens will not know for which actual reason the contents on the internet get changed or deleted.
There is a long historical background of Europe being politically undermined by the United States. It starts way before these data management companies started to get involved with corrupt European politicians to have deals behind closed doors. One of the examples with even audio records leaked is about Ukraine.
Victoria Jane Nuland was the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State when the audio that included her conversation with the state department official got leaked. In that conversation U.S. strategy for replacing the Ukrainian government with a desired coalition of parties including Neo Nazis was discussed. It could be heard that Nuland said “fuck the EU” showing American politicians surpassed the European Union when it came to the decision of forming a new government on foreign soils. More than ever, with the dominance of American tech firms in Europe especially when it comes to data management of military, police and private information of citizens, the government of United States owns all kinds of data of 477 millions living in Europe.
It wasn’t only Ukranian incident those years which involved Europe and United States in corruption.
During Von Der Leyen’s ministry of defense, irregularities happened in a contract awarded to McKinsey and a €390 million ($442 million) IT contract given to another company that failed to pass through the company’s supervisory board. Von der Leyen hired Katrin Suder, a former McKinsey consultant, as her deputy to oversee the ministry’s arms procurement section. Von Der Leyen said, to defend herself: “It is undisputed that we need external advice for these necessary projects.”
McKinsey & Company provides strategy and management consulting services, such as providing advice on an acquisition, developing a plan to restructure a sales force, creating a new business strategy or providing advice on downsizing. While doing so, it uses structured frameworks to generate fact-based hypotheses followed by data gathering and analysis to prove or disprove the hypotheses. With the way it gathers data and analyses them, it resembles how Palantir works.
According to documentation in Palantir’s transparency register entry, a meeting between Von der Leyen and Palantir’s Alex Karp took place during the World Economic Forum in Davos on 22 January. It appears that at the head of the forum that year was a Bilderberg member, also named Børge Brende. However, a recent EURACTIV freedom of information request, which called for the Commission to release all documentation related to the meeting, revealed that in fact, the executive holds no records corresponding to the encounter. The news that the Commission holds no records of the meeting came as calls continue to rise about the importance of transparency between lobbyists and high-level political officials. “Unfortunately, this is another example of a growing list of Commissioners who have failed to keep any notes of their interactions with corporate lobbyists,” Margarida Silva, a researcher at the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), told EURACTIV. In this vein, a 2019 report from EUObserver revealed that the Commission had consistently failed to keep written records of discussions between Commission Vice-President Věra Jourová and leaders from global technology companies, a fact for which Jourová, who is now responsible for overseeing ‘transparency’ as part of her portfolio, later expressed regret. In the meantime, European institutions and Palantir have developed a closer professional relationship as well. This is true not only with regards to a revolving door for human resources — at least one senior analyst left Europol to spend one and a half years at Palantir before returning to Europol as a data protection specialist — but also consultation privileges; only recently, high-ranking Commission officials went to D.C, spoke with Palantir, and stayed for a presentation, while the Commission’s president Ursula Von der Leyen spoke with Palantir CEO Alex Karp in Davos off the record. Also Marxist philosopher and commentator, Diego Fusaro, in a post on Facebook, has dispelled about the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, and about the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) Christine Lagarde: both go to arm in arm with the Bilderberg group! Diego Fusaro writes: “Did you know that Ursula von der Leyen and Christine Lagarde were at the Bilderberg group meeting? Von der Leyen in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019. The Bilderberg group, of course, has chosen to place them at the top of the European institutions to protect the good of the peoples and the working classes ” We see that name in the list of participants for that year on the official website of Bilderberg. One of the most important factors in her election as president is that the Bilderberg group exerts pressure on the parliament. Another detail about connection between EU and Palantir is that, in March 2019, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles De Kerchove, Deputy Director General Olivier Onidi (who was also present at the 3 October 2018 Europol Management Board meeting) and a third, non-identified person, visited Washington DC, for meetings with a range of US government bodies, and with Palantir. “The main topics included the security risks as well as the opportunities associated with new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G, information exchange including battlefield information and PNR, radicalisation and terrorist content online, and the Visa Waiver Programme”. Palantir’s Director of Engineering Aki Jaid gave a presentation on the company. Palantir representatives demonstrated the products Gotham and Foundry.
Ursula Von Der Leyen became President of the European Commission because of a clandestine backroom deal to give Guy Verhofstadt a job in exchange for Lib Dem support, a Brexiteer has claimed. The astonishing revelation was made by Brexit Party MEP Henrick Overgaard-Nielsen who had overheard the “rumour” circulating along the corridors of Strasbourg. He explained that the controversial prospective leader of the EU managed to garner the vote of the former Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party if its president, Guy Verhofstadt, were given a new top role in EU affairs. Mr Overgaard-Nielsen told the Brexit Party’s web series Brexbox: “I think the most interesting thing is there’s a rumour, actually, that the way she [Ursula von der Leyen] got the Lib Dems and their group to vote in favour was because she promised that she would get a job for Guy Verhofstadt”
Verhofstadt’s dream of a federal European superstate: “A federal EU is the only option. The EU should have its own president, foreign minister, army and prosecutor” — Verhofstadt on Lybia: “The weak position of the EU makes me sick” — Verhofstadt on Syria: “The time for peace talks is over, we need action now. If the UN doesn’t react, then NATO should.” In the 2009 European Parliament election, he was elected a member of the European Parliament for the term 2009–2014. He also has been put forward as the possible candidate for replacing José Manuel Barroso as the president of the European Commission by a coalition of greens, socialists and liberals. On July 1, 2009 he was elected President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the European Parliament. Verhofstadt is also a member of the Club de Madrid, an organization of more than 80 former statesmen. The group works to promote ‘democratic governance and leadership worldwide’. Since 2012 is Verhofstadt a Board Member of the Brussels-based, Brussels-quoted Sofina holding (petroleum gas and oil platforms). He can look forward to a fee which is in line with that of the other directors, who last year received an amount between 42.000 134.000 euros. The Belgian industrialist Viscount Etienne Davignon is Honorary Director of Sofina. Current directorships and offices held by Davignon: Chairman of Compagnie Maritime Belge, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, Recticel, Sibeka, SN Airholding and Palais des Beaux-Arts (Belgium), Vice-Chairman of SUEZ-TRACTEBEL (Belgium), Director of Accor (France), Cumerio, Real Software, SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium), and Gilead (United States).He is Chairman of the Bilderberg Group and of CSR Europe.According to the Suez website, Davignon holds 11,111 Suez shares, which are currently worth more than 350,000 euro.
When considered in light of Palantir’s history of backroom dealings, the EU’s lack of transparency over its relationship with Palantir is far more worrisome. Indeed, when the Danish government enlisted Palantir technology as part of its counter-terrorism measures, Danish law had to be amended to allow for the collection of personal data to “prevent” future crimes — and feed Palantir’s software. Meanwhile in Germany the CDU awarded a non-competitive tender to Palantir for a contract the government paid a mere 0.01 Euros for. It is clear there is good reason for EU citizens to have greater insights into the EU’s dealings with Palantir. The lack of forthcoming information limits the ability of citizens to know what was discussed and what companies like Palantir want from EU policy-making.
Palantir’s hand in everything from predictive policing, deportation of migrants, to the monitoring of terrorists has demonstrated its lack of regard for basic principles of human rights and privacy. Even if Palantir’s conversations with the EU were benign, the inability of EU citizens to review and debate the EU’s dealings with a highly controversial actor like Palantir makes a mockery of the EU’s commitment to transparency and only further reinforces the company’s shadowy reputation.
France wants to develop a domestic alternative to U.S. data analytics company Palantir to help it prevent terrorist attacks but will meanwhile renew its contract with the firm, a senior French intelligence official said. Palo-Alto based Palantir, which specializes in crunching and analysing large quantities of data, was hired by French intelligence services in the wake of the November 2015 Islamist militant attacks that killed 130 people in Paris.
Since 2016, the European Police Agency has been using the Gotham software to analyse big data. Europol has signed a contract for 7.5 million euros with the company Capgemini, just over half of the money has already been spent. Palantir promoted the software at the European Police Congress in Berlin. The police agency Europol in The Hague has been running the Gotham software of the US company Palantir for several years. This is what the European Commission writes in its answer to a parliamentary question. The application was tested in 2016 within the framework of the Fraternité task force, which Europol set up after the attacks in France at that time. Palantir is criticized for his close cooperation with the military and secret services in the USA. Europol uses Gotham for terrorism cases. To this end, the agency has set up three Analysis Files for Islamist and non-Islamist terrorism and for foreign fighters. These files contain extensive dossiers of suspects, but also of contact persons, travel agencies and other businesses. The files belong to the Anti-Terrorism Centre (ECTC) at Europol in The Hague. Gotham“ is probably also installed there. Europol is competent for serious crime and terrorism affecting two or more EU Member States. Findings from the analysis with the Palantir software are used by the competent authorities of the countries concerned. According to the Commission, however, they can also be passed on to third countries. Europol has concluded operational agreements with several countries, including the USA. In the area of „foreign fighters“ Europol works closely with US authorities. Data is obtained, among others, from the military, which collects them in „battlefields“. This includes fingerprints or DNA data as well as evaluated data carriers or mobile phones. Because military data is subject to a different level of secrecy, the exchange with Europol is not direct, but via the FBI. Police forces in Germany also use Gotham. First the Hessian Ministry of the Interior obtained the software in 2017 in a dubious procedure that led to a parliamentarian inquiry, where it is called hessenDATA. Following its use in the fight against terrorism and organized crime, it is also used to prosecute crimes against the elderly. The version of Gotham adapted for Hessen is called “Hessendata” and is a program of the Palantir company from Palo Alto. This means that one of the most controversial companies in Silicon Valley has entered the German police force. Hessendata goes one step further and integrates data from social media. As “Facebook Business Records” the police receive all information from suspects’ Facebook profiles. Inspector Otto scrolls through chats, likes and logins with the IP address of someone who is being monitored, everything is machine-readable: messages in Arabic, each with the translation of the police interpreter. It’s about building bombs, the chats are real, after their evaluation, investigators arrested a 17-year-old in February. He is said to have planned an attack. The police present this as a success of the new software. Facebook’s data set is so extensive that Otto says: “That would have filled 14 meters of shelves”
In 2008, Facebook sues Germany’s StudiVZ due to its “…blatant, unabashed and wholesale theft of Facebook’s user interface and Web page designs.” But gives a free pass to VK.com, the Russian Facebook clone owned by Russian Internet giant, Digital Sky Technologies (DST). In May 2009, DST invests $200 million in Facebook a 2% of the company shares. In June 2009, DST buys back up to $100 million of Facebook employee shares. DST is co-owned by Alisher Usmanov, a Russian billionaire with a net worth of roughly $7.2 billion. He is one of the top ten steelmakers of Russia. He is chairman of Gasprominvestholdings, the investment holding subsidiary of Russia’s state owned company Gazprom. He is the owner of Russia’s third biggest mobile telephone operator called Megafon. Usmanov has longstanding relations with members of Russia’s intelligence community. Goldman Sachs and DST have a tight alliance. DST key executives were in Goldman Sachs before they transferred into DST. In January 2011, Goldman invests $450 million and DST invests $50 million, putting Facebook’s valuation at $50 billion.
What these relations tell us is that Goldman Sachs and various social media shareholders collaborate in data management projects regardless of nationality. They collect private data through social media and other means and they then analyse these big data to connect relations. This is beyond mass surveillance by big bankers and corporations in partnership with government officials including intelligence.
These bodies are known to include Europol, which has used Palantir’s Gotham software to conduct operations analysis in an anti-terrorism taskforce, as well as the French intelligence services, the Danish national police, state police in Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and, possibly, Dutch police. Europol has the power to intervene in the fight against crime and terrorism if at least two Member States are affected. Findings of the data analysis may only be made available to a limited number of competent authorities of the countries concerned. However, the findings may also be made available to the authorities of third countries with which Europol has operational links. The US is such a country.
Palantir’s software was described as an “analyst workspace [for] pulling together disparate information and displaying it in novel ways,” and was used closely in conjunction with other intelligence software tools, like the NSA’s notorious XKEYSCORE search system. According to an article, The Intercept revealed that Palantir has worked for years to boost the global dragnet of the NSA and its international partners, and was in fact co-created with American spies. Palantir has never masked its ambitions, in particular the desire to sell its services to the U.S. government — the CIA itself was an early investor in the startup through In-Q-Tel, the agency’s venture capital branch. Palantir has helped expand and accelerate the NSA’s global spy network, which is jointly administered with allied foreign agencies around the world. Palantir sold its services to make one of the most powerful surveillance systems ever devised even more powerful, bringing clarity and slick visuals to an ocean of surveillance data.
Some documents show that at least three members of the “Five Eyes” spy alliance between the United States, the U.K, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada were employing Palantir to help gather and process data from around the world. Under the Five Eyes arrangement, member countries collect and pool enormous streams of data and metadata collected through tools like XKEYSCORE, amounting to tens of billions of records. The alliance is constantly devising (or attempting) new, experimental methods of prying data out of closed and private sources, including by hacking into computers and networks in non-Five Eyes countries and infecting them with malware.
The cooperation of Palantir company with the European Union for many years cannot be denied with all this information. When we look at the internal structure of the Palantir company, we can easily understand that the aim is not only to prevent terrorism or to provide a pure data collection service. Palantir’s stock has seen a major turnaround, jumping 70 percent in less than two weeks, after several powerful investors, including George Soros, disclosed stakes in the company. In a statement, Soros’ family office, Soros Fund Management (SFM), confirmed that it owns about 1 percent of Palantir, worth $300 million at the company’s current market value.
Peter Andreas Thiel and Alex Karp are also a member of the steering committee of Bilderberg.
In addition, we see that some former EU officials go to Bilderberg meetings:
- Frits Bolkestein (1996, 2003), former European Commissioner
- Benoît Coeuré (2016), Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
- Kristalina Georgieva (2016), Vice President, European Commission
- Karel De Gucht (2015), former EU Trade Commissioner.
- Neelie Kroes (2011), EU Commissioner
- Pascal Lamy (2003, 2010), former European Commissioner for Trade, Director-General of the World Trade Organization 2005–2013
- Peter Mandelson (1999), (2009), former European Commissioner for Trade 2004–2008
- Pedro Solbes (2010), former European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, former Second Vice President of Spain, former Minister of Economy and Finance
It is worth to take a look at the histories of Karp and Peter Thiel again:
Alex Karp (October 2, 1967)
- American billionaire businessman who is the co-founder and CEO of the software firm Palantir Technologies
- Karp earned a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College, a juris doctor from Stanford University
- Karp has said he successfully invested in startups and stocks after receiving an inheritance from his grandfather.
- Karp founded the London-based money management firm Caedmon Group.
- In 2004, along with Peter Thiel (who had been a classmate at Stanford) and others, he co-founded Palantir as CEO.
- Axel Springer SE, Member of the Board of Directors (2018–2020)
- BASF, Member of the Board of Directors (-2020)
- Karp has described himself as a socialist and a progressive, and said he voted for Hillary Clinton.
- In 2017, he was recorded during a Palantir company meeting claiming he turned down an invitation from President Trump, saying “I respect nothing about the dude.”
- He has said that technology companies like Palantir have an obligation to support the U.S. military.He has defended Palantir’s contract with U.S.
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement during the controversy over family separations, saying that while separations are “a really tough, complex, jarring moral issue,” he favors “a fair but rigorous immigration policy”.
- He has said the U.S. government should have a strong hand in tech regulation and that western countries should dominate AI research.
Peter Andreas Thiel (11 October 1967)
- German-American billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist.
- A co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies, and Founders Fund, he was the first outside investor in Facebook. He was ranked №4 on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion, and №391 on the Forbes 400 in 2020, with a net worth of $2.1 billion.
- He studied philosophy at Stanford University, graduating with a B.A. in 1989 . He then earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1992.
- After graduation, he worked as a judicial law clerk for Judge James Larry Edmondson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, as a securities lawyer for Sullivan & Cromwell, as a speechwriter for former-U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett and as a derivatives trader at Credit Suisse.
- He founded Thiel Capital Management in 1996. He co-founded PayPal in 1999, serving as chief executive officer until its sale to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion.
- After PayPal, he founded Clarium Capital, a global macro hedge fund based in San Francisco. In 2004, he launched Palantir Technologies, a big data analysis company, and served as its chairman through 2019. In 2005, he launched Founders Fund with PayPal partners Ken Howery and Luke Nosek.
- Earlier, Thiel became Facebook’s first outside investor when he acquired a 10.2% stake for $500,000 in August 2004.
- He sold the majority of his shares in Facebook for over $1 billion in 2012, but remains on the board of directors.
- He co-founded Valar Ventures in 2010; co-founded Mithril Capital, serving as investment committee chair, in 2012; and served as a partner at Y Combinator from 2015 to 2017.
- Through the Thiel Foundation, Thiel governs the grant-making bodies Breakout Labs and Thiel Fellowship, and funds nonprofit research into artificial intelligence, life extension and seasteading. A co-founder of The Stanford Review, he is a conservative libertarian who is critical of high government spending, high debt levels, and foreign wars.
- He has donated to over 50 political figures on the American Right, including Donald Trump and Meg Whitman. He also maintains a political action committee, Free Forever.
- In 2016, Thiel revealed that he had funded Hulk Hogan in the Bollea v. Gawker lawsuit, which led to the bankruptcy of Gawker.
- After graduating from Stanford Law School, Thiel clerked for Judge James Larry Edmondson of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
- Thiel then worked as a securities lawyer for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. He left the law firm after seven months and three days, citing a lack of transcendental value in his work.
- He then took a job as a derivatives trader in currency options at Credit Suisse.
- He joined them in 1993 while also operating as a speechwriter for former-United States Secretary of Education William Bennett, before returning to California in 1996 to seek a more meaningful occupation.
- Upon returning to the Bay Area, Thiel noticed that the development of the internet and personal computer had launched the dot-com boom.
- With financial support from friends and family, he raised $1 million toward the establishment of Thiel Capital Management and embarked on his venture capital career.
- Early on, he experienced a setback after investing $100,000 in his friend Luke Nosek’s unsuccessful web-based calendar project. However, his luck changed when Nosek’s friend Max Levchin introduced him to his cryptography-related company idea, which later became their first venture called Confinity in 1998.
- PayPal- With Confinity, Thiel realized they could develop software to bridge a gap in making online payments.
- Although the use of credit cards and expanding automated teller machine networks provided consumers with more payment options, not all merchants had the necessary hardware to accept credit cards. Thus, consumers had to pay with exact cash or check.
- Thiel wanted to create a type of digital wallet for consumer convenience and security by encrypting data on digital devices, and in 1999 Confinity launched PayPal.
- PayPal promised to open up new possibilities for handling money. Thiel viewed PayPal’s mission as liberating people from the erosion of the value of their currencies due to inflation.
- Thiel: We’re definitely onto something big. The need PayPal answers is monumental. Everyone in the world needs money — to get paid, to trade, to live.
- Paper money is an ancient technology and an inconvenient means of payment. You can run out of it. It wears out.
- It can get lost or stolen. In the twenty-first century, people need a form of money that’s more convenient and secure, something that can be accessed from anywhere with a PDA or an Internet connection. Of course, what we’re calling ‘convenient’ for American users will be revolutionary for the developing world.
- Many of these countries’ governments play fast and loose with their currencies. They use inflation and sometimes wholesale currency devaluations,
- like we saw in Russia and several Southeast Asian countries last year [referring to the 1998 Russian and 1997 Asian financial crisis], to take wealth away from their citizens.
- Most of the ordinary people there never have an opportunity to open an offshore account or to get their hands on more than a few bills of a stable currency like U.S. dollars.
- Eventually PayPal will be able to change this. In the future, when we make our service available outside the U.S. and as Internet penetration continues to expand to all economic tiers of people,
- PayPal will give citizens worldwide more direct control over their currencies than they ever had before.
- It will be nearly impossible for corrupt governments to steal wealth from their people through their old means because if they try the people will switch to dollars or Pounds or Yen, in effect dumping the worthless local currency for something more secure.
- When PayPal launched at a press conference in 1999, representatives from Nokia and Deutsche Bank sent $3 million in venture funding to Thiel using PayPal on their PalmPilots.
- PayPal then continued to grow through mergers in 2000 with Elon Musk’s online financial services company X.com, and with Pixo, a company specializing in mobile commerce.
- These mergers allowed PayPal to expand into the wireless phone market, and transformed it into a safer and more user-friendly tool by enabling users to transfer money via a free online registration and email rather than by exchanging bank account information.
- PayPal went public on 15 February 2002 and was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in October of that year. Thiel remained CEO of the company until the sale.
- His 3.7% stake in the company was worth $55 million at the time of acquisition. In Silicon Valley circles, Thiel is colloquially referred to as the “Don of the PayPal Mafia”.
- Clarium Capital- Thiel used $10 million of his proceeds to create Clarium Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund focusing on directional and liquid instruments in currencies, interest rates, commodities and equities. Thiel stated that “the big, macroeconomic idea that we had at Clarium — the idée fixe — was the peak-oil theory,
- which was basically that the world was running out of oil, and that there were no easy alternatives.”
- In 2003, Thiel successfully bet that the United States dollar would weaken. In 2004, Thiel spoke of the dot-com bubble having migrated, in effect, into a growing bubble in the financial sector, and specified General Electric and Walmart as vulnerable.
- In 2005, Clarium saw a 57.1% return as Thiel predicted that the dollar would rally.
- However, Clarium faltered in 2006 with a 7.8% loss. During this time, the firm sought to profit in the long-term from its petrodollar analysis,
- which foresaw the impending decline in oil supplies and the unsustainable bubble growing in the U.S. housing market.
- Clarium’s assets under management grew after achieving a 40.3% return in 2007 to more than $7 billion by 2008, but fell as financial markets collapsed near the start of 2009.
- By 2011, after missing out on the economic rebound, many key investors pulled out, causing Clarium’s assets to be valued at $350 million, two thirds of which was Thiel’s own money.
- Palantir Technologies- In May 2003, Thiel incorporated Palantir Technologies, a big data analysis company named after the Tolkien artifact.
- He continues to serve as its chairman as of 2020. Thiel stated that the idea for the company was based on the realization that “the approaches that PayPal had used to fight fraud could be extended into other contexts, like fighting terrorism”
- He also stated that, after the September 11 attacks, the debate in the United States was “will we have more security with less privacy or less security with more privacy?”.
- He envisioned Palantir as providing data mining services to government intelligence agencies that were maximally unintrusive and traceable.
- Palantir’s first backer was the Central Intelligence Agency’s venture capital arm In-Q-Tel, but the company steadily grew and in 2015 was valued at $20 billion.
- Thiel was the company’s largest shareholder.
- Facebook- Thiel investment, and name change
- In August 2004, Thiel made a $500,000 angel investment in Facebook for a 10.2% stake in the company and joined Facebook’s board.
- This was the first outside investment in Facebook, and valued the company at $4.9 million. As a board member, Thiel was not actively involved in Facebook’s operations.
- He provided help with timing the various rounds of funding and Zuckerberg credited Thiel with helping him time Facebook’s 2007 Series D, which closed before the 2008 financial crisis.
- In his book The Facebook Effect, David Kirkpatrick outlines how Thiel came to make this investment: Napster co-founder Sean Parker,
- who at the time had assumed the title of “President” of Facebook, was seeking investors. Parker approached Reid Hoffman, the CEO of work-based social network LinkedIn.
- Hoffman liked Facebook but declined to become lead investor because of the potential for conflict of interest. Hoffman directed Parker to Thiel, whom he knew from their PayPal days.
- Thiel met Parker and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Thiel and Zuckerberg got along well and Thiel agreed to lead Facebook’s seed round with $500,000 for 10.2% of the company.
- The investment was originally in the form of a convertible note, to be converted to equity if Facebook reached 1.5 million users by the end of 2004.
- Although Facebook narrowly missed the target, Thiel allowed the loan to be converted to equity anyway. Thiel said of his investment:
- I was comfortable with them pursuing their original vision. And it was a very reasonable valuation. I thought it was going to be a pretty safe investment.
- In September 2010, Thiel, while expressing skepticism about the potential for growth in the consumer Internet sector, argued that relative to other Internet companies,
- Facebook (which then had a secondary market valuation of $30 billion) was comparatively undervalued.
- Facebook’s initial public offering was in May 2012, with a market cap of nearly $100 billion ($38 a share), at which time Thiel sold 16.8 million shares for $638 million.
- In August 2012, immediately upon the conclusion of the early investor lock out period, Thiel sold almost all of his remaining stake for between $19.27 and $20.69 per share,
- or $395.8 million, for a total of more than $1 billion. He retained his seat on the board of directors. In 2016
- He sold a little under 1 million of his shares for around $100 million. In November 2017, he sold another 160,805 shares for $29 million,
- putting his holdings in Facebook at 59,913 Class A shares. As of April 2020, he owned less than 10,000 shares in Facebook.
- Founders Fund- In 2005, Thiel created Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based venture capital fund. Other partners in the fund include Sean Parker, Ken Howery, and Luke Nosek.
- In addition to Facebook, Thiel made early-stage investments in numerous startups (personally or through Founders Fund), including Airbnb, Slide.com, LinkedIn,
- Friendster, RapLeaf, Geni.com, Yammer, Yelp Inc., Spotify, Powerset, Practice Fusion, MetaMed, Vator, SpaceX, Palantir Technologies, IronPort, Votizen, Asana, Big Think,
- CapLinked, Quora, Nanotronics Imaging, Rypple, TransferWise, Stripe, Block.one, and AltSchool.
- In 2017, Founders Fund bought about $15–20 million worth of bitcoin. In January 2018,
- the firm told investors that due to the cryptocurrency’s surge the holdings were worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
- Also in 2017, Thiel was one of the first outside investors in Clearview AI,
- a facial recognition technology startup that has raised concerns in the tech world and media for its risks of weaponization.
- Valar Ventures- Through Valar Ventures, an internationally focused venture firm he cofounded with Andrew McCormack and James Fitzgerald, Thiel was an early investor in Xero,
- a software firm headquartered in New Zealand. Valar Ventures also invested in New Zealand-based companies Pacific Fibre and Booktrack.
- Mithril Capital- In June 2012, he launched Mithril Capital Management, named after the fictitious metal in The Lord of the Rings, with Jim O’Neill and Ajay Royan.
- Unlike Clarium Capital, Mithril Capital, a fund with $402 million at the time of launch, targets companies that are beyond the startup stage and ready to scale up.]
- Y Combinator- In March 2015, Thiel joined Y Combinator as one of 10 part-time partners. In November 2017, it was reported that Y Combinator had severed its ties with Thiel.
- The business-focused publication Quartz said: “While details of the split between [Thiel] and [Y Combinator] remains unclear, the unannounced change also highlights a divergence of views.
- Thiel is Silicon Valley’s most outspoken Trump supporter, YC’s principals, such as president Sam Altman, have made a point of calling out the threat posed by Trump.
In an email published expressly refers to Palantir as a possible founder of Facebook. In that email between two Stratfor’s analysts one of them writes: “I think Palantir is involved in things less clear, including the financing of Facebook.” Palantir is a California company that projects a platform for complex information analysis. It was founded in 2004 and currently offers two main systems Palantir Government and Palantir Finance, both are platforms for integrating, visualizing, and analyzing the world’s information. Palantir Government is broadly deployed in the intelligence, defense, and law enforcement communities, and is spreading rapidly by word-of-mouth. Palantir Finance is in use at some of the world’s leading hedge funds and financial institutions. In that topic, The name of Palantir appeared for the first time during the hacking of HBGary Federal company, when documents were stolen detailing the involvement of the Palantir to attack and destroy WikiLeaks. The company’s position is even worse if it is assumed the possibility of use information gained through insider, “convinced” to cooperate, to make huge profits. Stratfor was then scheduled with the management of Goldman Sachs’ use of information gained from intelligence operations. Several emails demonstrate that in 2009 then-Goldman Sachs Managing Director Shea Morenz and Stratfor CEO George Friedman had the idea to make profit of the intelligence operations made by Stratfor utilizing the acquired information to start up a strategic investment fund. CEO George Friedman explained in a confidential August 2011 document, marked DO NOT SHARE OR DISCUSS: “What StratCap (the new fund) will do is use our Stratfor’s intelligence and analysis to trade in a range of geopolitical instruments, particularly government bonds, currencies and the like“.
Goldman Sachs is full of Bilderberg members:
Paul M. Achleitner (steering committee):
Worked as the managing director of the German subsidiary of Goldman Sachs
Marco Alverà (steering committee):
Alverà began his career at Goldman Sachs in London
José Manuel DurãoBarroso (steering committee):
Currently serving as non-executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs International
In July 2016, Barroso became the non-executive chairman of London-based Goldman Sachs International
Mark Joseph Carney (steering committee):
Carney worked at Goldman Sachs as well as the Canadian Department of Finance.
Carney spent 13 years at Goldman Sachs and worked in their Boston, London, New York City, Tokyo, and Toronto offices
He was involved in Goldman’s work with the 1998 Russian financial crisis
In 2003, he left Goldman Sachs to join the Bank of Canada as a Deputy Governor
Victor Halberstadt (steering committee):
Member of the international advisory board of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (1991–)
Not only that. It is also evident that some important bilderberg members hold positions within the EU:
Erkki Antero Liikanen (steering committee):
He left Parliament in 1990 to become the first Finnish Ambassador to the European Union
In 1994 he became the first Finnish Member of the European Commission
As such he also became a Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank
1995–2004 Member of the European Commission, Brussels
Head of Finnish Mission to the European Union
Trilateral Commission, Member of the European Group
Gerhard Zeiler (steering committee):
Gerhard is the current president of Turner International (encompassing TBS Europe)
Jaap Winter (steering committee):
Since 2001 Jaap Winter has been actively engaged in shaping the corporate governance systems in Europe
He was chairman of the High Level Group of Company Law Experts set up in 2001 by the European Commission to advise it on a modern regulatory framework for company law in Europe
He is now a member of the European Corporate Governance Forum set up by the European Commission in 2004
Richard John Micklethwait (steering committee):
He has covered business and politics from the United States, Latin America, Continental Europe, Southern Africa and most of Asia
John Sawers (steering committee):
He became Political Officer in Damascus in 1982 and then returned to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to take up the role of Desk Officer in the European Union Department in 1984
Lilli Gruber (steering committee):
Gruber served as Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to September 2008 with the Olive Tree centre-left coalition
After her resignation from European Parliament, in 2008 Gruber accepted an offer from private TV channel La7
Radosław Sikorski (steering committee):
He is a Polish politician and journalist who is a Member of European Parliament.
He was Marshal of the Sejm from 2014 to 2015 and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Donald Tusk’s cabinet between 2007 and 2014. He previously served as Deputy Minister of National Defense (1992) in Jan Olszewski’s cabinet, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (1998–2001) in Jerzy Buzek’s cabinet and Minister of National Defense (2005–2007) in Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz and Jarosław Kaczyński’s cabinets.
He is a Senior Network Member at the European Leadership Network (ELN)
He was editor of the analytical publication European Outlook
executive director of the New Atlantic Initiative.
He was editor of the analytical publication European Outlook.
He organised international conferences, including the “Ronald Reagan — Legacy for Europe” in 2003,
during which prominent politicians from Eastern Europe discussed the impact the U.S. president left on the world. Other major conferences included: “25th Anniversary of the birth of Solidarity”,
“Axis of Evil: Belarus — The Missing Link” and “Ukraine’s Choice” at the time of the Orange Revolution.
He created the MFA committee on cyber defence; the European Endowment for Democracy (EED)
In the 2019 European Parliament election Sikorski was elected as the MEP for the Kuyavian-Pomeranian constituency
He was elected as the new chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with the United States of America
On 6 November 2015 Sikorski was appointed a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies
Thomas Leysen (steering committee):
Since 2011, Leysen has been chairman of the board of KBC Group, a banking and insurance group with activities mainly in Belgium, Central Europe and Ireland
European Friends of Versailles, chairman
European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), member
Friends of Europe, member of the board of trustees
Trilateral Commission, member of the European Group
Zanny Minton Beddoes (steering committee):
She then spent two years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where she worked on macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Africa and the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe
We understand from a document under the following file name “AIConsult2020 ‘’ that EU has received ideas and support from Palantir on artificial intelligence technologies. The name of the person who submitted this research to the EU is Helena Ursic Vrabec. She is responsible for Palantir Tech and also a researcher in Leiden Universiteit. Leiden Universiteit has one more importance. Victor Halberstadt who’s chairman Foundation Bilderberg Meetings is a professor of Economics in Leiden Universiteit. He ranks high in The Bilderberg and leads many meetings. In the light of all these developments, we see that the Bilderberg group dominates the EU and they want to continue to be. Palantir company appears as the first company that the EU can choose for AI. We have mentioned over and over again that American companies will have access to all private information of European citizens with TERREG. Palantir has already started doing this. But if TERREG legislation is accepted, the dominance of USA and Bilderberg will increase even more. No European citizen will have free will left.
We see that Palantir has already infiltrated many European institutions, is working with Europol, selling programs to European local law enforcement agencies, and most senior parliamentarians establish dirty links with this company. Within this dirty frame are global exploiters such as Bilderberg and Goldman Sachs. For many years, companies like this have had a hand in human rights violations from America to Asia, from Asia to all continents, from continents to all humanity. Diplomats, parliamentarians, and governments allow these exploiters to protect their interests. It is obvious that they want to enslave every citizen in the world and try to establish the singular and enslaved world model of their dreams. All citizens must uncover such facts and stand up against these exploiters.