Uncharted Accolades

TellFinder and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

DARPA Memex program search tools characterize potentially illicit online activities

Michael Crouch
January 13, 2017

Reporting on DARPA’s efforts to combat human trafficking, a recent Defense.gov post highlights TellFinder, Uncharted’s tool for exposing hidden connections in hard-to-search domain spaces. TellFinder XHT extends to the online escort advertisement domain by allowing investigators to search for identifying attributes that can reveal behaviors and identities of traffickers.

Popular Science Profile Shows TellFinder XHT in Action

Applied to adult services advertisements, TellFinder XHT helps law enforcement investigate human trafficking cases

Michael Crouch
August 31, 2016

The Sept-Oct 2016 issue of Popular Science features a profile of Microsoft Principal Researcher and former DARPA program manager, Chris White. The article demonstrates how TellFinder and Aperture Tiles (the original research project from which Salt was developed) can significantly enhance searches in hidden and transient online human trafficking, terrorism, illegal markets, and fraud activity.

Uncharted Visualization Tools Illuminate Dark Web Search Tech

TellFinder and Salt bring "slick" interfaces to hard search problems

Michael Crouch
April 17, 2015

Reporting on the release of a suite of open source tools designed to significantly improve “dark web” searches, Forbes highlights two key Uncharted technologies, TellFinder and Aperture Tiles, the original research project from which Salt was developed.

TellFinder: In Search of Better Ways to Find Criminal Activity in Massive Web Data

TellFinder aggregates similar content so investigators don't need to click every result

Michael Crouch
February 12, 2015

A new Wall Street Journal article describes how TellFinder can drastically simplify searches for illicit behavior online. TellFinder automatically aggregates similar web posts to eliminate the need for investigators to perform highly manual link-by-link examinations of every result.

Searching the Hidden Internet with TellFinder

TellFinder reveals connections and relationships in unstructured big data

Michael Crouch
February 9, 2015

A recent Scientific American article details efforts to revolutionize Internet search technology by allowing people to review “deep web” data and search and review results in a fraction of the time. TellFinder, our search tool for finding and visualizing connections in structured and unstructured media stores, was designed to address these goals.