The company that sells their supercharged eavesnooping analytics system to the Feds (never to be used against us, of course, what are ya, an extremist?) is called Palantír?
What is this, some secret psy-op designed to get students of irony to have spontaneous aneurysms?
Or hell, maybe the reference just naturally draws the tyrants like flies to a blacklight. Hey, that's it: someone should develop a total-surveillance system (all your brainwaves are belong to us) and market it under the straightforward name Eye of Sauron. Anyone wanna bet that the Beltway set would so much as bat an eye before spending your money on it?
Hat tip to Mike Vanderboegh.