The Verge: Alphabet has moved technology incubator Jigsaw under Google management

The Verge: Alphabet has moved technology incubator Jigsaw under Google management. “Google parent company Alphabet has moved its Jigsaw technology incubator under Google management, The Information reports. It’s the first former Alphabet company to be shifted under Google since Sergey Brin and Larry Page stepped down from their management roles in December. Since the two were behind the creation of Alphabet in 2015, The Information suggests it may be a sign that Alphabet has outlived its usefulness as a holding company.”

VentureBeat: Jigsaw’s Assembler helps media organizations spot deepfake images

VentureBeat: Jigsaw’s Assembler helps media organizations spot deepfake images. “In an age of pervasive deepfakes, how can anyone know if an image they’re viewing is an AI-generated fabrication? Jigsaw — the organization working under Google parent company Alphabet to tackle cyberbullying, censorship, disinformation, and other digital issues — is prototyping a tool called Assembler to address this concern. Jigsaw CEO Jared Cohen revealed in a blog post that the tool is being piloted with media organizations to help fact-checkers and journalists pinpoint and analyze manipulated media.”

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

Vice: 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.”

CNET: Google, Jigsaw seek to stop election hacks

CNET: Google, Jigsaw seek to stop election hacks. “Elections worldwide need stronger cybersecurity, and Google says it has a solution. Jigsaw, a tech incubator owned by Google parent company Alphabet, is working with Google to try to protect elections. Together, they are offering a free tool designed to prevent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and a free extension created to stop phishing attacks.”

CNET: Alphabet’s Jigsaw wants to explain tech jargon to you

CNET: Alphabet’s Jigsaw wants to explain tech jargon to you. “On Tuesday, Jigsaw, a tech incubator owned by Google’s parent company, launched a website called the Sideways Dictionary that takes jargon and puts it into terms normal people would understand. Jigsaw partnered with the Washington Post to build the tool.”

Quartz: Inside Google Jigsaw, the powerful tech incubator that could reshape geopolitics

Quartz: Inside Google Jigsaw, the powerful tech incubator that could reshape geopolitics. “Google has never wanted to be an ordinary company. From its original motto, ‘Don’t be evil,’ to last year’s updated mantra ‘Do the right thing,’ it’s always styled itself as an organization with goals that are both more ambitious and more altruistic than the usual profit-focused corporate motivations. Among the strongest indicators of this mindset is its tech incubator, Jigsaw—launched earlier this year, in conjunction with the company’s reorganization into Alphabet, with the goal of tackling ‘geopolitical challenges.'”