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Using Palantir to Address Information Security and Insider Threat in the Enterprise

In this demonstration, we will show how an analyst can use Palantir to uncover insider threat.  Using the integrated data and a combination of analysis tools available on the platform, the investigator can seamlessly cross data sets, examine activity, and rapidly reveal suspicious employee behavior in an information security fraud case. Note: Data used in [...]

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Uncovering Cyberfraud at a Large Financial Institution

This cyberfraud workflow is based on an actual case discovered at one of Palantir’s largest and most successful commercial deployments.  In this demonstration, we will show how an investigator uses Palantir to rapidly surf across data from multiple lines of business generated through customer interactions via multiple channels.  The investigator is able to use a [...]

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The Palantir Workspace in Your Local Language

Awhile back we shared some screenshots of the Elvish Palantir Workspace. We’d like to give an update on our progress with real-world languages. Our internationalization work has enabled us to support menus, text, and buttons in any language, including complex languages such as Arabic and Dari. Also, multiple Palantir Workspace clients configured in different languages [...]

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How Palantir Aided the Investigators of “The Pearl Project: The Truth Left Behind”

The Center for Public Integrity (CPI), in conjunction with Georgetown University, just completed a three and a half year project identifying the intricate network of co-conspirators in the kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Palantir provided its software platform to the investigators to support analysis of the data and help identify [...]

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VAST 2010 Challenge

Palantir participated in the IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) 2010 Challenge in June, and we were pleased to win a Grand Challenge Award for the third year in a row. This year, the VAST Challenge scenario revolved around an international arms dealing network that inadvertently causes the spread of a viral outbreak. In [...]

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Maoism in India

The Naxalite-Maoist insurgency is an ongoing conflict between Maoist groups, known as Naxalites or Naxals, and the Indian government. The insurgency started as a peasant rebellion in the eastern Indian village of Naxalbari in 1967 and has currently spread to a large swath in the central and eastern parts of the country referred to as [...]

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Analyzing Baseball With Palantir

In 2007, specialized cameras were installed in every Major League Baseball stadium across the United States. These cameras capture an extensive amount of data for every pitch thrown. This data set is called PITCHf/x. Brian Bannister, after a demotion to the minor leagues, took this data and through analysis was able to adjust his pitching [...]

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Afghanistan Mineral Resources

In 2007, the United States Geological Survey published an assessment of the non-fuel mineral resources of Afghanistan, along with a supporting GIS database. This open-file report updated and greatly expanded upon previous such reports, such as this one from 2002. We imported both the 2002 and the 2007 U.S.G.S. data into Palantir, integrating it with [...]

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Palantir Mobile

Palantir’s engineers have now brought Palantir to the palm of your hand. Incorporating technologies such as Blue Force Tracking and augmented reality, Palantir Mobile improves situational awareness by providing access to all of your organization’s information through innovative interfaces on a mobile device. A powerful fusion of intelligence and operations is achieved when Palantir Mobile [...]

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Palantir Presents at the Community Health Data Initiative Forum

Palantir was delighted to present at the US Department of Health and Human Services’ June 2nd Community Health Data Initiative (CHDI) forum about harnessing the power of information to improve health.  Our presentation showed how to enable policy makers and community leaders to analyze data relevant to the health of their communities and make data-driven [...]

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