During its 14 years in startup mode, Palantir has cultivated a mystique as a haven for brilliant engineers who want to solve big problems such as terrorism and human trafficking, unfettered by pedestrian concerns such as making money. Palantir executives boast of not employing a single sales­person, relying instead on word-of-mouth referrals.

Palantir Knows Everything About You (cache)

I really wonder who inflicted that to me one year ago. I always thought it was because I was linked to various work with the French government… but that might be a coincidence.

Isn’t it?!