Internet shutdowns are a political weapon. It’s time to disarm.

Authoritarian governments from 21 countries have deliberately shut down internet service at least 50 times this year, and the problem is only bound to get worse.

Jigsaw scores $3.7M to slow down your dating swipes

Chalk one up for Jigsaw, an “anti-superficial” dating app that has scored £2.7 million ($3.7 million) in seed funding to put toward U.S. expansion. The round is led by a lead generation c

Racial bias observed in hate speech detection algorithm from Google

Understanding what makes something offensive or hurtful is difficult enough that many people can't figure it out, let alone AI systems. And people of color are frequently left out of AI training sets.

Alphabet’s Outline lets you build your own VPN

Alphabet’s cybersecurity division Jigsaw released an interesting new project called Outline. If I simplify things quite a lot, it lets anyone create and run a VPN server on DigitalOcean, and then gr

YouTube launches its counter-terrorism experiment for would-be ISIS recruits

Google's experiment in digital counter-terrorism begins rolling out today. Collaborating with its own in-house think tank, Jigsaw, the new effort seeks to bury ISIS-related propaganda on YouTube. When

Jigsaw and The Washington Post try to explain tech jargon with their new Sideways Dictionary

When it comes to understanding and writing about technology, one of the biggest challenges is dealing with all the insider-y terminology — particularly because it can feel so removed from everyday e

Google’s new project aims to clean up comment sections

If you read stuff on the internet (and obviously you do because hi, you’re reading a blog) then you know the golden rule: never read the comments. Scrolling past the end of a story is an adventu

Google’s Think Tank Changes Its Name To Jigsaw And Becomes A Tech Incubator

Google Ideas, the company’s think tank, is relaunching as an incubator named Jigsaw (warning: autoplayed audio) to invest in and develop tech solutions to geopolitical problems and digital attacks.

Salesforce Finally Fully Integrates Jigsaw Data Into CRM

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/jigsaw.png" class="shot2">Just over a year ago, Salesforce acquired <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/04/21/salesforce-buys-jigsaw-for-142m

Salesforce Completes The Puzzle With Jigsaw For CRM

<img src="http://www.techcrunchit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Enterprise-Solutions-Jigsaw.png" alt="" title="Enterprise Solutions - Jigsaw" width="280" height="64" class="alignright size-full wp-im

Salesforce Buys Business Directory Jigsaw For $142 Million In Cash Plus Earn-Out

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/jigsaw.png" class="shot2" /><a href="http://Salesforce.com">Salesforce.com</a> has just announced that it has entered into a definitive agreem

The World Has Changed. Is Jigsaw Still Evil?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/jigsaw-202x200.jpg" width="202" height="200" />In 2006 <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2006/03/23/jigsaw-is-a-really-really-bad-idea/">I was h

TheOfficialBoard Launches With Wiki Org Charts For 20,000 Companies

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/officialboard-logo-215x47.png" width="215" height="47" /> We're all getting used to the idea that our personal information information is now

Jigsaw Raises $12 Million, Still Evil

Jigsaw, a company that I have begged our elected representatives to do something to stop, continues to see skyrocketing growth and managed to convince Austin Ventures to lead a $12 Million series B ro

Jigsaw is a Really, Really Bad Idea

Well, just as soon as one company stopped being evil, another one has stepped in to take its place. Jigsaw is a marketplace for contact information, and it is very efficient. It boasts detailed person