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The complexities of intelligence analytics firm Palantir, stemming from its history as a Silicon Valley startup and its ability to be used by rogue actors, was examined in a feature article for Bloomberg Businessweek. While the company's engineers and products serve to collect and analyze data in a way that identifies connections otherwise missed by human analysis, concerns have been raised about how deeply the firm is able to pry into people's personal data. Responding to questions about how the firm's software is utilized, Palantir said in a statement, “We are aware that powerful technology can be abused and we spend a lot of time and energy making sure our products are used for the forces of good.” The authors go on to claim that much depends on how a company chooses to define good and ask why courts haven’t ruled on whether the firm’s analytical tools are legal.
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