Peter Thiel, former owner of PayPal and current member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group, also owns Palantir Technologies, Inc. (PT), a software corporation that produces platforms for Java and web-based systems that analyze integrate and visualize digital data of all kinds.
PT provides software that solves “technical problems” like “combating terrorism, prosecuting criminals, fighting fraud and eliminating waste.” While they claim to support open software, they collaborate with the US government to facilitate spying on users of the internet.
Thiel is one of the co-founders of PT, which got their venture capital investments from In-Q-Tel, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) domestic intelligence gathering corporation working as a shell for the federal agency. Thiel put up $30 million of his own cash which was taken from the Founders Fund. PT headquarters are the former buildings that housed Facebook in Palo Alto, California.