August 31, 2016

Popular Science Profile Shows TellFinder XHT in Action

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

Michael Crouch 

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. Both visualization tools allow analysts to discover connections and movement patterns through interactive analysis of data extracted from millions of structured and unstructured data points. The profile also contains a case study in which TellFinder XHT aided in the investigation of an individual who was ultimately convicted of sex trafficking.

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