Team Trump Turns to Peter Thiel's Palantir to Track Virus - 2020-04-21

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F375.png Team Trump Turns to Peter Thiel's Palantir to Track Virus April 21, 2020, Erin Banco, Daily Beast

A Silicon Valley company co-founded by a close ally of President Donald Trump will play a major new role in helping the government track the spread of the coronavirus, pulling information that is being used by top administration officials, including the president himself.

Palantir, the data-mining firm created by investor Peter Thiel, is best known for its work with global intelligence, military, and law enforcement agencies. Now, the company has a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to help the federal government create a new data platform called HHS Protect Now.

The Daily Beast has confirmed that Palantir will provide a major aspect of the analytics platform. Sources familiar told The Daily Beast that Palantir's data suites will be a primary contributor to HHS Protect Now, if not the core element of the tool.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Erin | last = Banco | author2 = Spencer Ackerman | title = Team Trump Turns to Peter Thiel's Palantir to Track Virus | url = https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-administration-turns-to-peter-thiels-palantir-to-track-coronavirus/body | work = Daily Beast | date = April 21, 2020 | accessdate = April 24, 2020 }}