Some might find this interesting:
Over the holidays, I spoke to an individual I know well and was told that US
intelligence agencies keep a local copy of Wikipedia available for employees
who are isolated from the Internet for security reasons. Apparently, its
updated once a year. (Its separate from Intellipedia, which is used for
sharing information classified up to TS).
Additionally, it turns out that if intelligence employees have their names
published on a site like Wikipedia (even without a connection to their
position) they are dismissed or transferred to a public position (i.e .
The quote was "Hello, we found your name on Wikipedia. You're the new CIA
job fair representative."
(posted using alternate e-mail)
The AP has now latched onto the COO story, I caught this when checking out
Now, I have previously argued that Doran wasn't notable on the talk page of
the article (both article and talk page are currently deleted and, I
presume, salted) and I will leave it to brighter minds than mine whether or
not major media reports make a difference to her notability or the
notability of the story. Nonetheless, people might want to put their
thinking caps on because somebody is much more likely to take the deletion
to DRV now. I'm posting this to the list as opposed to AN to reduce the
signal to noise ratio, knowing that there are many people moderated here
right now but that a range of opinions is still available and the list is
I feel kind of sad to be posting this, but given that the first round of
deletions and other actions led to some hard feelings all around, it's
probably better to develop an action plan before someone does something that
leads to unnecessary drama. I am AFK for the next 8 hours so won't be
involving myself in any discussion.
* The Wikipedia community, faced with competition from Google's Knol
project, decides as a group that the only chance for survival is to
appeal to the lowest common denominator, and the policy
"Wikipedia:Jessica_Alba's_Breasts" is instituted. It requires every
article on Wikipedia to contain a picture of, reference to or citation
of one or both of Jessica Alba's breasts. This approach is so
successful that the rest of the internet just gives the hell up.