Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio REUTERS.

Palantir’s privacy protection: A moral stand or just good business?

Privately-developed data analysis tools are transforming the way intelligence agencies help keep our country safe. But does powerful intelligence software threaten to compromise our privacy in the name of security? Or does it instead render the trade-off between privacy and security a false choice, supporting both increased privacy and better security? Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir, is arguing for the latter. If he is right, the public debate around privacy versus security might be due for a recalibration.