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A Web site run by the Real IRA has been pulled by its American ISP. UK newspaper Daily Express is claiming credit for the discovery and subsequent removal of the site, which contained security details for Prince William while at St Andrews university.

"An anonymous caller" gave the newspaper log on details to the site, which it duly did and found the information concerning Prince William, including where he could be "overlooked at extremely accurate range". The information was posted by the political side of the Scottish National Liberation Army, but the Express claims security forces have confirmed the site was run by the Real IRA.

A Californian businessman who owned the domain on which the site appeared said he was unaware of its content.

Hopefully we're only getting half the story here - if the site was simply shut down, then very little has been learnt and the Real IRA will simply start up another. Maybe the security forces are a little more Web-savvy than the government. Maybe. ®

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