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Observing Memorial Day with Team Rubicon in Moore, OK

Our condolences and best wishes go out to all those suffering in the wake of the Oklahoma tornadoes. After several tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma last week, killing 24 people and injuring hundreds more, Team Rubicon deployed its veteran and civilian volunteers to the disaster site. Several of our Philanthropy Engineers are currently in Moore, OK, [...]

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Collaborating with Google Ideas and Global Impact Award winners to Fight Human Trafficking

It is estimated that there are 21 million people enslaved worldwide.[1] Human trafficking is the third largest global illicit trade and is growing at a higher rate than weapons and narcotics. Men, women, and children are victims of trafficking internationally as well as within the United States. Polaris Project, Liberty Asia, and La Strada International are recipients of [...]

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Philanthropy Engineers embed with Team Rubicon for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Since 4 November, Palantir’s Philanthropy Engineering team has been supporting Team Rubicon’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. We have engineers on the ground in Brooklyn and Far Rockaway who are standing up, operating, and training volunteers on our software, while others provide reachback support from our offices across the country. This is an exciting time for Philanthropy Engineering at Palantir not only because we are supporting such an inspiring mission, but because it is the first time that we’ve deployed engineers to a disaster area to support relief efforts directly. Several of our Philanthropy Engineers have been writing up reports from the field, and we want to share them here since they best communicate what this effort is all about.

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OSINT Analysis of Sudan and South Sudan

Less than four months ago, the Southern portion of Sudan seceded and formed South Sudan, only the 5th country to be created this century. In this session, we will demonstrate how Palantir can draw from a plethora of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) data sources (including academic research, blogs, news media, NGO reports and United Nations [...]

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Iranian Influences

Iran poses a unique national security challenge to the United States. Not only is Iran expanding its influence into Iraq, Afghanistan, and Latin America, but it also has aspirations to become a nuclear power while sponsoring global terrorism through its surrogate, Hezbollah.

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Shadow Network

Palantir partner Information Warfare Monitor has struck again, this time using Palantir to expose a China-based espionage operation known as the Shadow Network that hacked into the upper echelons of the Indian security and defense apparatus.  Cyber spies stole documents related to Indian security, embassies abroad, and even NATO troop activity in Afghanistan. This is [...]

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Linking Disparate Data Sets for Comparative Analysis in Healthcare

In this video we compare Medicare quality (reported from the Medicare Hospital Compare Database) to Medicare spending (reported from Medicare Cost Reports).  In order to perform this comparison and link these data sets, we utilized a variety of data integration features including several geospatial capabilities of Palantir.  Other related analysis may include relating healthcare insurance [...]

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Haiti IDP Camp Flood Vulnerability Analysis

As we enter the beginning of the rainy season in Haiti, one of the biggest problems facing relief organizations today is the spectre of flooding and mudslides destroying Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps. In this video, we integrate data from many sources to determine high risk aid locations. Palantir Technologies is continuing to contribute to [...]

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Palantir Supports all Languages, including Elvish

Due to demand from our international clients, one of the many features we have developed in our upcoming 2.4 release of Palantir Government is the ability to localize the Palantir Workspace in any language. While we have supported data and ontologies in any languages for years, the 2.4 Internationalization Project enables us to support menus, [...]

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Sharing Information to Support Haiti Relief Efforts

Palantir Technologies is contributing to the Haiti relief effort by providing a public instance of Palantir to enable aid organizations to easily access and share vital data.  One of the many challenges these organizations face is gaining awareness about the situation on the ground, including locations of heavily damaged infrastructure, people in greatest need of [...]

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