Jigsaw

CYBER

How Google’s Do-Good Startup Became an Internal Mess

This week's CYBER is all about how our reporter Lorenzo Franchesci-Bicchierai revealed Jigsaw's toxic workplace culture.
Ben Makuch
7.3.19
labor

Google Jigsaw’s CEO ‘Frustrated and Disappointed’ With His Own Team’s Toxic Culture

Here’s the email Jigsaw’s CEO Jared Cohen sent his team after a Motherboard investigation into the team’s mismanagement.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.3.19
labor

Google’s Jigsaw Was Supposed to Save the Internet. Behind the Scenes, It Became a Toxic Mess

Google’s internet freedom moonshot has gotten glowing attention for its ambitious projects. But current and former employees, leaked documents, and internal messages reveal a grim reality.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.2.19
Hacking

Google Made a Quiz to See if You Can Identify Phishing Emails

Alphabet’s Jigsaw has a new quiz to test your ability to distinguish phishing emails from regular, benevolent ones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.22.19
Opinion

The Internet Needs More Friction

Tech companies’ obsession with moving data across the internet as fast as possible has made it less safe.
Justin Kosslyn
11.16.18
online toxicity

Google's Anti-Bullying AI Mistakes Civility for Decency

The culture of online civility is harming us all.
Jillian York
8.18.17
New music

Jigsaw and Top 5 Go for Pop-Rap Gold in "I'm Up"

This is much happier than any 'Saw' comparisons you can think of.
Phil Witmer
8.10.17
Cat and Mouse

AI Can Now Identify Racist Code Words on Social Media

Checkmate.
Jordan Pearson
3.20.17
online harassment

Inside Wikipedia’s Attempt to Use Artificial Intelligence to Combat Harassment

A range of tactics are going to be needed to solve Wikipedia’s problem with harassment.
Sarah Smellie
2.17.17
Art

These Jigsaw Puzzles are Breaking the Law

Art van Triest makes puzzle sculptures that feel dangerous to put together.
Ruben Kuiper
12.26.16
VICE News

The Fight to Overcome Censorship: Blackout (Full Length)

VICE News explores the role of technology in the global fight for freedom of expression.
VICE News
9.15.16
News

Ransomware Gang Claims Fortune 500 Company Hired Them to Hack the Competition

Some ransomware operators might have found a new way to monetize their work.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.22.16
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