updated 1:21 PM MDT, Jul 21, 2017

Hactivists' wage war for WikiLeaks



Tech-savvy supporters of jailed WikiLeaks founder launch cyber attacks dubbed "info war" as censorship row escalates.

The website attacks launched by supporters of WikiLeaks show 21st-century cyber warfare evolving into a more amateur and anarchic affair than many predicted.

Attempts to silence WikiLeaks after the leaking of some 250,000 classified US state department cables seem to have produced something rather different - something of a popular rebellion amongst hundreds or thousands of tech-savvy activists.

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WikiLeaks' Assange arrested in UK

Founder of whistleblowing website to appear in London court after being detained over allegations of sex crimes.

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has been arrested by British police over allegations of sex crimes in Sweden, police have said.

The 39-year-old Australian handed himself in to a London police station at about 09:30 GMT on Tuesday, where he was detained under a European Arrest Warrant.

"He is accused by the Swedish authorities of one count of unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and one count of rape, all alleged to have been committed in August 2010," police said in a statement.

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WikiLeaks founder denied bail in UK

 

 

Julian Assange is remanded in custody after appearing in a London court on an extradition warrant.

 

 

A London court has denied bail to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, and ordered that he remain in custody for a week, after he was arrested on an extradition warrant.

 

The 39-year-old Australian, who handed himself into authorities in the British capital on Tuesday, is wanted in Sweden on allegations of sex crimes.

 

Howard Riddle, the presiding judge at the City of Westminster Magistrate's Court, refused bail for Assange on the grounds that there was a risk he would fail to surrender.

 

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Swiss bank closes WikiLeaks account

Bank account for whistleblowing website is frozen, the latest in a string of setbacks including disconnected servers.

 


"The Australian citizen provided false information regarding his place of residence during the account opening process."A bank in Switzerland has closed an account set up to gather funds for the legal defence of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.

The PostFinance account was shut down on Monday after the banking arm of the country's post office said that Assange had provided incorrect information when applying.

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