Palantir’s $16bn market debut to shed light on Silicon Valley’s most secretive unicorn

It seemed like an unequivocal stance to take. Back in 2013, Palantir’s chief executive Alex Karp said a public listing would make “running a company like ours very difficult”. The head of the secretive government contractor, a specialist in crunching data to help catch criminals, terrorists, track down illegal immigrants and a host of other activities,  was convinced that the scrutiny […]

Apple Watch risks overloading medical services, say researchers

The Apple Watch’s abnormal pulse detection feature risks overwhelming health services with false positive results, researchers have warned.  In a paper for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, researchers from the US-based Mayo Clinic...