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Palantir is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens (bloomberg.com)
523 points by pdog on Apr 19, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 260 comments

Is this really surprising? Palantir's value comes from its data not that god awful interface it has.

Really? Because others have frequently claimed the opposite -- that it is a visualization company with the insight to focus on lucrative government contracts.


I'm just speaking from my interactions with their platform during my time as a govie. I don't disagree with what you are saying, they definitely capitalized on gov contracts in this space; I should have been clearer with my statement. For groups that know their data well, they tend to push for custom features from Palantir in lieu of developers resulting in some crap shoot interfaces.

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