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06th Dec `13, 10:57 PM in Analytics

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — If you believe the rumors, Palantir helped a black ops initiative kill Osama Bin…

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — If you believe the rumors, Palantir helped a black ops initiative kill Osama Bin Laden and the National Security Agency in its massive surveillance operation.

The shadowy company, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif., is the go-to data-mining service for counter-terrorism and military agencies. Palantir has kept quiet about its customers for obvious reasons, but chief executive Alex Karp revealed that the tools been used to hunt down drug cartels in Mexico and sex traffickers in Eastern Europe.

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