A British judge has ordered Julian Assange released on £200,000 pounds (NZ$420,000) bail, but the WikiLeaks founder will remain in custody for at least two more days after Swedish prosecutors challenged that decision.
The public was not told about full intelligence sharing with the United States resuming last year because the Government does not comment on national security, Prime Minister John Key says.
Australian foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has defended the legal rights of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who's preparing to face court in London.
Wikileaks supporters yesterday downloaded increasing amounts of the spam-shooting software used to attack companies seen as hostile - a development that could challenge even Internet giants such as PayPal and Amazon.com during the crucial Christmas shopping season.
Dutch prosecutors say they have arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of involvement in digital attacks that made it difficult to access several prominent financial payment websites earlier this week.
A starry-eyed admirer was flattered to be invited to dinner with a man she considered a champion of free speech. Another woman supported the cause by lending her apartment to the same man, then returned early from her trip.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange is turning increasingly to Switzerland, dodging a barrage of threats online and in the real world to keep access to a trove of US State Department cables under a Swiss web address.
Diplomacy, as someone once remarked, is the art of doing and saying the nastiest thing in the nicest possible way. Or, as another aphorism has it, lying for your country.
Julian Assange's legal options narrowed today as the WikiLeaks founder lost an appeal against a court order for his arrest and his British lawyer said authorities knew his precise location.
Hundreds of thousands of State Department documents leaked today revealed a hidden world of backstage international diplomacy, divulging candid comments from world leaders and detailing occasional US pressure tactics aimed at hot spots in Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea.
The elusive Australian behind the biggest leak of US war documents in history is wanted by Sweden in a drawn-out rape probe, and could soon face an international arrest warrant curtailing his ability to jump from one country to another.