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21 Tech Firms Unconstitutionally Funded By CIA-Front Group In-Q-Tel

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Published on: March 13, 2018

It has long been known that the Central Intelligence Agency sets up front groups and invests your money, America, to work against you.  Among the companies it invests in are over a dozen that are hard at work gathering information through technology and the internet about virtually everyone on the planet, including law-abiding Americans.

The CIA is investing in these intelligence research companies through its front group, In-Q-Tel, who also invested large sums of money in a little company called Keyhole, but you know and probably used one of their projects, Google Earth.

However, what else have they invested in?

The list is long and you might actually be surprised at what technology is being funded with your tax dollars that will ultimately be used against you.

The bigger question one must ask is, where is the constitutional authority for any of this?  Where did we give DC the authority to take our money and invest it in businesses, especially those that will ultimately be used to gather information on us?  Answer:  Nowhere did we authorize Congress to invest in such things and nowhere is the Executive Branch authorized to spend money on such things.

Here’s a list of 25 companies being funded with your tax dollars, courtesy of the CIA.

All of these can be found on the In-Q-Tel website, along with others.


Based in San Francisco, CA, 3VR is a video technology and data company that solves the challenges associated with video searchability, allowing customers to rapidly gather real-time intelligence from the unstructured video data that is produced by a single camera or a global network of cameras. 3VR uses analytics as the cornerstone of video search, and it enables both security and business intelligence applications from a single video management system (VMS). 3VR is the standard for hundreds of global customers in Financial Services, Retail, Government, Infrastructure and Hospitality.

They are used by banks, governments, law enforcement and retailers and also own CrimeDex.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2005.

Basis Technology


Basis Technology extracts intelligence from multilingual text and digital devices and analyzes it.

They seek to “improve the process of extracting meaningful intelligence from unstructured multilingual text and digital devices by developing the industry’s best software. Since our founding in 1995, our products and services have been used by over two hundred major firms, including, EMC, Endeca/Oracle, Exalead/Dassault, Fujitsu, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Oracle, and governments around the world. Our language analysis and digital forensics software are widely used in the U.S. defense and intelligence industry by firms such as BBN, CACI, Lockheed Martin, MITRE, Northrop Grumman, and SAIC. We’re also the top provider of Asian linguistic technology to web search engines, including, Google, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo!.”

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2004.


Biomatrica uses biometric data to identify individuals.  They are also involved in ways to ensure that data such as DNA, RNA and other proteins have a longer shelf life.

  • Biomatrica’s innovative chemistry:
    Is embedded in client diagnostics kits and cartridges to enable transportation without ice, storage without refrigeration, and attach-and-release functionality beyond what lyophilization can provide.
  • Captures and preserves biomarkers in blood and saliva for molecular and cellular analysis, including circulating nucleic acids and tumor cells, with a suite of CE-marked collection tubes.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2011.


Cloudera is a massive data archiving service while also allows for secure data analysis on a large scale.

Cloudera was founded in 2008 by some of the brightest minds at Silicon Valley’s leading companies, including Google (Christophe Bisciglia), Yahoo! (Amr Awadallah), Oracle (Mike Olson), and Facebook (Jeff Hammerbacher).

Though they claim to believe in “open source, open standards, and open markets” being “best,” it’s hard to believe that when they are being funded with American tax dollars, don’t you think?

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2010.

Digital Solid State Propulsion

Digital Solid State Propulsion is a Nevada based business that develops and produces safe, “green” energetic materials for defense, space, and commercial markets. Their innovative materials are environmentally friendly to produce and use, with no waste in the production process and benign gas products from combustion. They are insensitive to shock, flame and electrostatic discharge, making them safe to store and handle, only being initiated by electrical input.  Their electrically-throttled propellants are widely recognized as the world’s first smart energetic materials and the technology can be used in a wide variety of applications such as in igniters, squibs, rocket motors, thrusters, indoor pyrotechnics, and downhole applications for oil and gas.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2011.


FireEye is a cybersecurity firm that specializes in botnet attacks and fights against malware, sort of like the kind of malware used by the NSA.

FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and their world-renowned Mandiant consulting.

With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 5,800 customers across 67 countries, including more than 40 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2009.

GainSpan, now named Telit

GainSpan is a company that’s focus is on making sure devices are able to connect to the internet with very low power Wi-Fi.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2009.

GATR Technologies

GATR produces inflatable satellite antennas.

GATR is revolutionizing the ultra-portable SATCOM industry with its inflatable communications terminal. Compared to other deployable rigid dishes of comparable size, GATR’s unique shape and designs enable extreme portability, lower cost of ownership, reliability in extreme environments, and ease of set up.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2008.

Ember Corporation

Ember is a developer of low-power wireless products.

Ember Corporation’s wireless semiconductor solutions help automate homes, lower buildings’ energy consumption, reduce manufacturing plants’ breakdowns, and keep the country’s borders and infrastructure safe and secure.

Ember was acquired by Silicon Labs in 2012.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2005.

Infinite Power Solutions

Infinite Power Solutions are developers of flexible, rechargeable, solid-state thin-film batteries.

Infinite Power Solutions (IPS) – a U.S. clean-technology company – is a leader in manufacturing solid-state, rechargeable, thin-film batteries for embedded applications. THINERGY® Micro-Energy Cell (MEC) products are paper-thin and provide unprecedented power and efficiency in micro-energy storage. MECs enable ambient energy-harvesting solutions to create miniature, autonomous, perpetual power supplies, and serve consumer applications and other wireless sensor nodes.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2006.


MotionDSP is a developer of video enhancement technology.

MotionDSP is a leading innovator in advanced, GPU-accelerated image processing software for full motion video. MotionDSP’s “Ikena” family of products dramatically improves the quality of video captured by a wide range of sources in law enforcement, commercial security, and military applications.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2007.

Oculis Labs

Oculis Labs developed software to encrypt words on a screen where the readers eyes are not looking, thus preventing people looking over someone’s shoulder from obtaining passwords or usernames.

Oculis Labs develops data privacy software that secures the last two feet of the Internet – the distance from the computer screen to a user’s eyes. The company’s products protect valuable information displayed on mobile and desktop computers from unintended viewers. The company offers PrivateEye for consumers and the enterprise and Chameleon for government and military users. These two solutions safeguard all displayed information from visual eavesdropping.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2011.


OpenSpan developed analysis software so that employers could better see what their employees are doing on their computers while working.

OpenSpan User process management software OpenSpan is a provider of desktop automation and desktop analytics solutions that improve performance, drive revenue, and increase efficiencies. Desktop automation enables a better way to work by streamlining workflows between disparate systems and simplifying the workflow for agents interacting with customers. Desktop analytics provide actionable, real-time activity and performance […]

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2010.


Palantir is a massive data collecting and analysis outlet.

Palantir offers a suite of software applications for integrating, visualizing, and analyzing the world’s information. The technology supports many kinds of data including structured, unstructured, relational, temporal, and geospatial. Palantir’s products are built for real analysis with a focus on security, scalability, ease of use, and collaboration. They are broadly deployed in the intelligence, defense, law enforcement, and financial communities.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2005.

Perceptive Pixel


Perceptive Pixel developed advanced, multi-touch displays.

Those displays are often seen on your cable newscasts and those were developed for a wide array of customers including media outlets, energy companies, intelligence groups, defense and medical imaging.

It was acquired by Microsoft in July 2012.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2009.

Recorded Future

The purpose of this company was to gather real time information from media flow and extract time-related information and assemble it into an analysis to show relationships over a period of time.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2010.

Seventh Sense

Seventh Sense develops health monitoring products that interface with human skin.

Seventh Sense Biosystems has designed and developed TAP™, the world’s first push-button blood collection device. It makes the process simple, convenient, and virtually painless. $50 billion is spent annually on diagnostics and consumers are demanding more from the healthcare system. The company aims to create a new standard for blood collection that increases patient compliance with testing orders, leading to faster diagnoses and better outcomes. Future versions of TAP will enable patients to collect their own blood anywhere.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2008.

Sonitus Technologies, Inc.

Sonitus Medical are developers of discreet intra-oral audio technology.

Sonitus technologies develops invisible, wireless, hands- and ears- free communications tools, providing capabilities that redefine mobile radio.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2009.



SpotterRF is a developer of micro surveillance radar.

SpotterRF provides advanced compact surveillance radar (CSR) systems for perimeter security and force protection. Made in the USA and engineered for extreme conditions, SpotterRF technology is a compact, lightweight, energy efficient, and cost-effective radar for elite warfighters and critical infrastructure requirements.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2010.

Visible Technologies

Visible analyzes social media and monitors it.

Visible Technologies is an industry leader in social media monitoring, analytics, and engagement for marketing professionals working in enterprise businesses and agencies. Visible’s patented technology, Visible Intelligence product, and Insight Services offering enable clients to leverage social media to discover real-time consumer insights and generate business value.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2009.

Walleye Technologies

Walleye develops devices that are able to see into and through solid objects.  In other words, they make all that cool James Bond spy gear.

Walleye’s patented microwave technology platform generated high-quality digital images that allowed users to see through solid objects and display, store, analyze and transmit images. The Walleye technology was based on the field of long wavelength imaging systems, in particular, millimeter wave imaging systems.

Walleye Technologies ceased operations in 2014.

They were first invested in by the CIA in 2012.

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