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The latest data on September 7 showed that the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States reached 6,276,834, with 188,941 deaths. But Trump has found a new “statement” for the painful epidemic data. He believes that there is a problem with the data!

So, change people…change platforms…

Just over a month ago, when the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States was close to 4 million, Trump ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), send the epidemic data directly to the National Ministry of Health and Human Services (HHS) for management, and use new data intelligence Technology solves the problems of incomplete data of previous epidemics and delayed updates.

Now, Trump’s order seems to have received multiple “crits”. The newly launched epidemic data platform has caused complaints. It is said that the epidemic data is even more incomplete and lagging. For example, the number of ICU beds that were originally updated in real time has not been updated for a week. At the same time, protests from all walks of life, including the public, state attorneys, congressmen, and health workers, believe that this move will make the epidemic data opaque and become a political tool for Trump.

Behind the fierce protests, a Silicon Valley “shadow company” linked to the Trump administration went to the center of the storm. This company is Palantir Technologies(Palantir Company), which has established a new medical data operating system for HHS.

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▲The moment the plane crashed into the building in the “911” incident in the United States

Before 2010, Palantir’s clients were almost exclusively the CIA (CIA). At the same time, Peter Thiel (Peter Thiel), the co-founder of Palantir, is also one of the few Silicon Valley figures who openly support Trump. Some people even call it “Donald Trump’s shadow president in Silicon Valley.” Civil rights activists are dissatisfied with Palantir’s secretive monitoring and mining of all the data of everyone. Palantir’s job fair has even become a protest position for students.

▲Parantyer co-founder Peter Thiel

Looking at the current international environment, companies or technology applications such as Huawei and TikTok that have come out of China have been suppressed by bans in countries such as the United States. The reasons are simply so-called data privacy and national security issues. But as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded, “It should be clear whether the United States is clean or dirty in terms of data networks.”

Palantir became a major entry point for us to see the truth about US data surveillance. However, few details about Palantir’s actual combat cases have been revealed, which adds to the mystery of the company. However, as the company submitted its listing approval documents on July 6, it became the largest technology company IPO case in the United States this year with a valuation of $41 billion, and more details about the company also flowed out…One of the earliest investors in Seoul. That’s right, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has an investment agency.

According to “Forbes” reports, as the company continues to improve and improve its technology, this is Palantir’s only customer from 2003 to 2009. In 2010, it had its first commercial customer JPMorgan Chase. According to Palantir’s IPO documents, as of June 30, 2020, Palantir has 125 customers, and 54% of revenue comes from government departments, including the Centers for Disease Control, the United States and overseas The police department in China, and big companies like JPMorgan Chase and Coca-Cola.

“Don’t forget, Palantir does not put itself on the same track with companies such as Uber, Twitter, and Netflix, but with Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and Booz Allen. “Level”, “Palantir wants to be a defense contractor, not a unicorn in Silicon Valley.” “Forbes” reported.

▲Raytheon is considered one of the “Top Ten Arms Dealers in the World”

Palantir even sued the US Army in 2016, forcing the US Army to abandon its self-developed intelligence software and instead consider using Palantir’s intelligence software. Amazingly, Palantir eventually won the lawsuit and won a $800 million contract.

Palantir has grown into a company with approximately 2,400 employees, most of whom are engineers who write data collection software and project managers who work on-site with Palantir’s customers and understand the technology. According to Recode, Palantir has a cult-like culture, and likes T-shirts and love bears to a greater degree than Lockheed and Google. Palantir’s employees are called “Parantians”.