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Palantir Extends Controversial Defense Contract That Google Abandoned

Palantir Technologies Inc. has reupped and expanded more contracts with the US government that have been controversial within Silicon Valley. 

The Defense Department awarded the data analysis software company a broad deal to develop and deliver artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities for the Special Forces, the Joint Staff and all branches the US armed services. The deal is worth up to $229 million over one year, the company announced Thursday.