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Palantir CEO tells tech workers who don't like the company's military deals, 'Don't work here' | CNBC |

Palantir co-founder and CEO Alex Karp knows many tech workers in Silicon Valley have misgivings about his data mining firm's dealings with intelligence agencies and the military.

He has a message for them.

"You may not agree with that and, bless you, don't work here," Karp said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a conversation with David Rubenstein, co-chair of private equity firm The Carlyle Group.

Palantir sells software to government and private sector organizations that helps them analyze large quantities of data. For years, the firm has been closely tied to government work, which is often secretive in nature.

Karp on Wednesday defended his company's work with the military and other government agencies, saying it helped reduce terrorism and defeat "human rights abuses largely done by adversaries to the West."

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jan 19th, 2023 at 06:55:25 PM EST

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