Facebook was where Pakistan could debate religion. Now it's a tool to punish 'blasphemers'

Laws that criminalize insulting Islam have led to a death sentence for posts, as activists worry Facebook’s commitment to Pakistanis’ ‘voice’ is mostly lip service Taimoor Raza, a 30-year-old Shia Muslim from a “poor but literate” family, was sentenced to Read More

The Guardian view on the future of crime: it will be online | Editorial

The dangers of machine intelligence will grow as it spreads. We need to prepare now When software gets smarter, the first effect is to empower the already powerful. The fantastic powers available now to Google and Facebook, which are now Read More

Facebook users vexed by sound on autoplaying videos – here's how to stop it

Social media company widens rollout of new feature that automatically plays videos with sound in the News Feed after ‘positive feedback’ Facebook’s long-dreaded update that switches on sound for autoplaying videos by default is starting to roll out causing users Read More

Google's confidentiality rules discourage whistleblowers, US labor official warns

Google denies claim as US official describes ‘chilling effect’, saying employees have expressed fear company’s strict policy prevents them from speaking out The US Department of Labor has raised concerns that Google’s strict confidentiality agreements have discouraged employees from speaking Read More

Do we need Red Dead Redemption 2 when the first provided gaming's best moment?

Red Dead Redemption contains one of the greatest sequences in the history of interactive entertainment. How can we expect the sequel repeat the trick? I’m starting to worry about Red Dead Redemption 2. Not because I’ll have two young kids Read More