‘Privacy’ is Dictionary.com’s word of the year

Last month The Oxford University Press dubbed “selfie” the word of 2013, and now Dictionary.com is going in a completely different direction for its choice. The popular online dictionary picked “privacy” as for its coveted “word of the year” honors, a decision it says was fueled by myriad news stories that focused on privacy. That list includes the NSA leaks; changes to TSA body scanners that once showed nudie bits; Google Glass and the Google’s changes to its wide-reaching privacy policy; and most recently, a coalition of tech companies urging the US government to reform its surveillance techniques.

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