Predictive Analytics Company Fifth Dimension Shuts Down
The company, which develops predictive policing and threat assessment technologies for governments and financial institutions, let all employees go and sold its business
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The company, which employed over 100 people at its peak, fired dozens of employees in July “as part of a reorganization process.” In November, Calcalist reported that Fifth Dimension is in early stage talks regarding an acquisition by Israeli spyware firm NSO Group.Benny Gantz, former chief of staff for the Israeli military (IDF), has been the company’s chairman since September 2015. He did not respond to repeated requests for comment.