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The UK Council for Child Internet Safety will draw up a list of approved sites offering advice about topics such as sex and drugs

Wikileaks

In Saturday's article headed "BNP list linked to fire-bomb attack" we stated that the BNP list had been removed from Wikileaks. In fact the page was temporarily unavailable, we understand, due to the weight of online traffic. We are happy to make clear that Wikileaks has not removed the list, and in fact has "a wholly unbroken record in withstanding numerous censorship attempts."

Nerds united in hit sitcom

It may not be to everyone's taste, but The IT Crowd doesn't 'do' edgy. And that's precisely why James Rampton likes it

Leading article: Censorship is not the answer

No sooner, it seems, has the Government abandoned one set of repressive measures in the face of stout opposition from civil liberties campaigners and the House of Lords, than it casts around for another supposed weak spot in need of legislative reinforcement. It is less than a month since the Lords comprehensively defeated an amendment to the anti-terror Bill that would have permitted a 42-day period of detention without charge, and the Government quietly withdrew it. Yet, as we report today, there are now moves afoot to curb news reporting, by making statutory what was a voluntary system of restraint.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/the-life-bro-17.html">The Life Browser: Behind the bamboo curtain</a>

When Google, Microsoft and Yahoo start agreeing, something must be up. Now that government censorship of the internet has piqued the interest of these three web giants, it's probably time to find out exactly what the fuss is all about.

Rushdie attacks censorship &ndash; while trying to stifle criticism of himself

Sir Salman Rushdie has accused his publisher of censorship at the same time as trying to prevent the release of a book that criticises him. The novelist, who spent nearly a decade under a fatwa from the Iranian government after the publication of The Satanic Verses in 1988, attacked Random House for pulping a historical novel about the Prophet Mohamed for fear of offending Muslims.

George Walden: Who was the real Alexander Solzhenitsyn?

A brave dissident novelist who told the truth about Stalin's Gulag or a nationalist Slavophile who distrusted Western democracy?

The 5-minute Interview: Judy Blume, Author

'My father died very young but he told me to enjoy every day'

What on Earth has happened to geography?

New research reveals a startling gap in British children's knowledge of the world

Unknown species found in isolated Israeli caves systems

Eight hitherto unknown species of invertebrate creatures isolated from the outside world for millions of years have been discovered in a unique subterranean ecosystem functioning in a cave in central Israel.

State pension age to rise to 68

A radical reform of the pensions system, including raising the state retirement age to 68, was announced today by the Government.

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