500 signatories including Günter Grass, Margaret Atwood and Martin Amis demand 'digital bill of rights' to curb state abuses
In a petition to the United Nations, a group of authors agree that democratic rights must apply in virtual as in real space
Hobbit actor hits back at Homeland star, saying there's nothing wrong with playing wizards
NSA and GCHQ collect gamers' chats and deploy real-life agents into World of Warcraft and Second Life
Russell Jackson: From Test Match's Lego grandstands to smacking sixes in Brian Lara Cricket, we pick the most fan you can have off the pitch
• Google and Facebook among firms calling for radical reform• Obama to receive findings of NSA review panel next week
University of Pennsylvania public policy researchers also found that violent and sexual content frequently occur together
As we finally come face to face with Tolkien's Smaug on the big screen, Philip Hoare sets off in search of the greatest of all mythical creatures – from the satanic lizards of the Bible to the Jungian monster within us all
NSA and GCHQ agents have collected gamer chats and deployed real-life agents into World of Warcraft and Second Life. Have questions about these agencies are doing with your gaming data?
John Patterson: Twenty-five years ago, a nostalgic Italian film that flopped on release in its own country went on to become a worldwide hit. What was the secret of its success?
We have reached the moment after which the number of people who give a damn about their privacy will only increase. By Cory Doctorow
Spike TV's annual award ceremony saw some fascinating announcements this weekend including a Game of Thrones adventure from Telltale and No Man's Sky from Hello Games
How the biggest heist in bitcoin history turned farcical. By Alex Hern
• Tech companies demand changes to US laws• Spy agencies push to infiltrate online games• Snowden voted Guardian person of the year
AOL, Twitter, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Apple and LinkedIn to call for reforms to restore the public's trust in the internet