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Editorial: Internet witch-hunts must simply be ignored

To deny the accusations bandied online is to give them undeserved recognition

Elder Scrolls Online: "The Basics" developer diary

"We want the player to explore," says creative director, Paul Sage.

Online investment bulks up Shop Direct loss

The Barclay brothers, the owners of the Daily Telegraph newspaper, have blamed a big investment in online for another year of hefty losses at their Shop Direct, the group behind the Littlewoods, isme and Very brands.

What The Sunday Papers Said

The Independent on Sunday: Go Compare founder eyes a sale with £500m tag

Advice is out there for singles who are trying to make sense of their textual exchanges

Relationships: The site that helps decode those post-date texts

The advent of text messaging and social networking might have made flirting and dating simpler for some but, for others, it has created a world of uncertainty and confusion.

Hurricane Sandy: Huffington Post, Gawker, Buzzfeed, Gizmodo all down because of storm

Internet users wanting to check news of Hurricane Sandy on the Huffington Post this morning were met with blank screens - as the tropical storm took down servers across New Jersey and New York City.

Petitioners force MPs to discuss price of a pint

Treasury asked to reconsider annual automatic above-inflation rise by 100,000 signatories

Taylor Swift: 'I don't really think about things as guys versus girls'

Feminism: It's not a dirty word

No interview question floors a female pop star quite like: "Are you a feminist?" Taylor Swift is the latest to refuse to confirm that she supports the cause, presumably terrified about being branded with the "F" word.

'Parasitic' porn websites stealing and re-posting sexually explicit images of children and young teenagers

Internet Watch Foundation found that 88 per cent of sexually suggestive or explicit images of young people are taken from their original location and re-posted of 'parasitic' porn sites

Anarchy Reigns western launch date confirmed

Platinum Games’ online fighter due January 2013.
Unbelievable: 'Groundhog Day' star Bill Murray

Celebrity: No one will ever believe this latest Bill Murray tale

There's a wonderful urban myth that Bill Murray once grabbed someone from behind, covered their eyes and – when they turned around to see that it was the Groundhog Day star – he whispered "No one will ever believe you" and walked off. It may or not be true (Murray sort-of denied it when asked by GQ) but it's the kind of story that makes everyone love Murray a little bit more.

Revealed: Grant Shapps' get-rich-quick guide (or it that Michael Green's?)

Extracts of the get-rich-quick scheme created by the Conservative Party chairman, Grant Shapps, were revealed for the first time last night since it disappeared from the internet.

Probe into web firm founded by Shapps dropped

An investigation into a company founded by the Tory chairman, Grant Shapps, has been dropped after "assurances" were given to the Advertising Standards Authority that any use of fake names by the business will be made clear on its website.

After Victoria Beckham tweeted how much she likes an Anthropologie hand cream, the store has a bit of a celebration

Toiletries: How posh are Posh's paws?

A recommendation from Victoria Beckham has got to be like gold dust for any brand. So no doubt after her recent tweet – "Obsessed with this hand cream… Fragrance is amazing! X" – about a certain $20 lotion, the good folk at Anthropologie (the store where she bought it) and Royal Apothic (the brand of cream in question) had a bit of a celebration.

Bethesda Softworks opens Battlecry Studios in Austin

Former BioWare producer Rich Vogel to head development at new studio
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Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain