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attracting the latest and mo st relevant f indings.
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spy agencies, military o rganizatio ns, and the Department o f State. The wiki is a “magnum
o pus o f espio nage,” handling so me o ne hundred tho usand user acco unts and f ive tho usand
page edits a day. Access is classif ied in tiers as “unclassif ied,” “secret,” and “to p secret” (the
latter ho sting hundreds o f tho usands o f pages and tens o f tho usands o f user acco unts). A
page o n the Mumbai terro r attacks was up within minutes o f the event, while a set o f f ield
instructio ns relating to the use o f chlo rine-based terro r bo mbs in Iraq was po sted and
ref ined within two days o f material identif icatio n—with the do cument edited by twentythree users at eighteen lo catio ns.M. Calabrese, “Wikiped...
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