Spotting that short sellers had bet against GameStop, the Redditors piled into the stock. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA/File

“The French revolution of finance” is how Anthony Scaramucci described last week’s crazed goings-on at GameStop, the video game retailer that the fina(...)

Glenn Greenwald became known internationally for his role in the publication of classified US national security documents leaked by  Edward Snowden in 2013. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty

Brazilian federal prosecutors charged US journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday with assisting a group of hackers who intercepted the cellular phone ca(...)

Anthony Rapp (L) has accused  Kevin Spacey  of making a sexual advance on him at a 1986 party when he was only 14 years old. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

To say that Kevin Spacey’s response to allegations of sexual abuse is “problematic” would be to understate the case. He could hardly have made the sit(...)

‘Mainstream games are more moral than most other media, partly because of their interactivity.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Video games remain largely associated with youth and immaturity. When Frank Underwood – the evil, scheming central character of Netflix’s House of Car(...)

Reality Leigh Winner (25):  a federal contractor charged by the US department of justice with sending classified material to a news organisation. Photograph: Reality Winner/social media via Reuters

The US department of justice has charged a federal contractor with sending classified material to a news organisation that sources identified to Reute(...)

Edward Snowden speaking via video link during a news conference in New York City last week. The Washington Post said he should show himself “willing to go to jail for [his] beliefs”. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The Washington Post has stunned many people in the United States, including a large section of the country’s journalistic community, by coming out aga(...)

US presidential candidate Donald Trump: a ‘fearful voice building walls’, according to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Chris Tilley/Reuters

Facebook scrambled this week to respond to a new and startling line of attack: accusations of political bias. The outcry was set off by a report on Mo(...)

Supporters of Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff demonstrate  in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on Thursday. Photograph: Jefferson Bernardes/AFP/Getty Images

Is there an attempted coup under way in Brazil? Embattled president Dilma Rousseff thinks so. Presidential ceremonies are now noisy rallies in which (...)

Mass surveillance:  We shouldn’t be comfortable or complacent about our electronic communications.

We live in the age of surveillance and while many of us don’t notice and even more try not to think about it, every so often we worry about how often (...)

Nobody who has passed through Northern Ireland in July should get too hoity-toity about the controversy concerning the Confederate flag. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The recent killings in Charleston once again invite us to ponder how western Europe differs from the United States. Nobody who has passed through Nort(...)

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