Jigsaw is an Alphabet company focussed on tackling global security challenges through technology. According to a new report today, Jigsaw has been moved back within Google.
Jigsaw Stories February 10, 2020
Jigsaw Stories February 4, 2020
Jigsaw details Assembler tool for detecting manipulated images, new research publication
Under Alphabet, Jigsaw is tasked with using technology to tackle global security challenges. Its latest project focuses on combating disinformation by detecting manipulated images with a new Assembler tool.
Jigsaw Stories April 8, 2019
‘Change My View’ Reddit community gets funding from Jigsaw to launch its own website
The internet is full of debates and arguments all over the place, and Reddit’s r/ChangeMyView has turned into a strong community of those looking for a friendly debate with strangers. Six years after its launch, Change My View is getting its own website, and that’s thanks in part to Jigsaw.
Jigsaw Stories March 12, 2019
Jigsaw is an Alphabet incubator tasked with using technology to tackle global security challenges. Notable projects include protections against DDoS attacks and DNS manipulation. Its latest is a Chrome extension called Tune to filter out toxic online comments with machine learning.
Jigsaw Stories January 29, 2019
Targeting elections is now a common tactic aimed at disrupting democracy around the world. Last year, Google announced voter education, Ads Transparency, and security trainings ahead of European Parliament elections in May. The company today provided an update, including Jigsaw expanding its Project Shield DDoS protections.
Jigsaw Stories January 22, 2019
Google’s Jigsaw publishes new quiz to test your ability to identify phishing emails
Millions of people fall for phishing emails on a daily basis. While some are incredibly obvious, others are actually fairly well hidden and average users can miss warning signs. Today, Google’s Jigsaw unit has published a quiz to test your ability to spot phishing emails.
Jigsaw Stories October 3, 2018
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Jigsaw Stories May 4, 2018
Google enforces political ad transparency, working w/ Jigsaw to ‘Protect Your Elections’
Since the 2016 U.S. election, tech companies across the spectrum have faced criticism for how platforms were used by nefarious actors to possibly manipulate outcomes. Google today is announcing new advertising transparency policies after committing to them last year.
Jigsaw Stories July 20, 2017
After advertisers noticed that their ads were being placed alongside hateful and extremist videos on YouTube, Google promised that it would remove ads from the videos as well as protect viewers from potentially harmful messaging. Today, YouTube has announced that it will be using the “Redirect Method” created by Jigsaw to not only stop people from watching extremist recruiting material, but to also direct them to videos that debunk these groups…
Jigsaw Stories March 14, 2017
Following last month’s release of a machine learning tool that identifies toxic comments, Jigsaw is launching a new utility that provides easy-to-understand examples for security-related terminology. Built with The Washington Post, Sideways Dictionary offers analogies for complex tech concepts.
Jigsaw Stories February 23, 2017
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Jigsaw Stories February 17, 2016
Google Ideas, Google’s think tank, has officially split off from the rest of the Google products to become its very own sub-division of Alphabet. J, in the company’s ever growing list of companies, now stands for ‘Jigsaw’. Jared Cohen is Jigsaw’s newly appointed president, having run as the Director of Google Ideas for some time. Eric Schmidt announced the move in a Medium post.