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Bulletins

AOC isn't happy about Palantir's listing

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Jesús "Chuy" García sent a letter to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton on Sept. 17, saying that Palantir ought to disclose information that presents "material risks" before listing.


Specifically, they highlighted questions around how large a stake In-Q-Tel, the CIA's VC arm, has in Palantir; the contracts it may have with foreign governments that could present "human rights risks"; its corporate governance structure; and data security.

"We respectfully request that the Commission consider gathering additional information from Palantir on the aforementioned matters before its public listing," they write.

The letter was disclosed to reporters just hours before Palantir is scheduled to list.

You can read the full letter below:

Letter to Chairman Clayton re Palantir Public listing[1].pdf

Politics

'Woke tech' and 'the new slave power': Conservatives gather for Vegas summit

An agenda for the event, hosted by the Claremont Institute, listed speakers including U.S. CTO Michael Kratsios and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

The so-called "Digital Statecraft Summit" was organized by the Claremont Institute. The speakers include U.S. CTO Michael Kratsios and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, as well as a who's-who of far-right provocateurs.

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Conservative investors, political operatives, right-wing writers and Trump administration officials are quietly meeting in Las Vegas this weekend to discuss topics including China, "woke tech" and "the new slave power," according to four people who were invited to attend or speak at the event as well as a copy of the agenda obtained by Protocol.

The so-called "Digital Statecraft Summit" was organized by the Claremont Institute, a conservative think tank that says its mission is to "restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life." A list of speakers for the event includes a combination of past and current government officials as well as a who's who of far-right provocateurs. One speaker, conservative legal scholar John Eastman, rallied the president's supporters at a White House event before the Capitol Hill riot earlier this month. Some others have been associated with racist ideologies.

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Emily Birnbaum

Emily Birnbaum ( @birnbaum_e) is a tech policy reporter with Protocol. Her coverage focuses on the U.S. government's attempts to regulate one of the most powerful industries in the world, with a focus on antitrust, privacy and politics. Previously, she worked as a tech policy reporter with The Hill after spending several months as a breaking news reporter. She is a Bethesda, Maryland native and proud Kenyon College alumna.

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