Recent dispatches from the outside world...
Spies' Battleground Turns Virtual - Washington Post, 2/8
That law enforcement officials have been tracking virtual worlds as a potential platform for criminal and terrorist activity is not news-- I interviewed a top Al Qaeda expert on that topic last year. What's news is this passing revelation:
The CIA has created a few virtual islands for internal use, such as training and unclassified meetings, government officials said.
I've long heard rumors that this was the case, but this is the first public confirmation I'm aware of. Hat tip: Joey Seiler at Virtual World News.