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"FBI's glossary of Internet slang is made public" See

"FBI's glossary of Internet slang is made public" See

Government agency makes list public record, shows that it is a bit out of touch In order to keep up with the ever-evolving lexicon of Internet slang, the FBI has been maintaining a glossary of Internet-isms, if you will; today, it is 83 pages long, contains nearly 3,000 terms, and is public knowledge. The document was recently made public through a Freedom of Information request by the group MuckRock, which posted the PDF, referred to as “Twitter shorthand” online. Despite its title, the document isn’t just Twitter slang: the FBI’s Intelligence Research Support Unit explains in its introduction, that it is a briefing on shorthand used across the Internet, including in “instant messages, Facebook, and MySpace”. Now, while the MySpace reference might suggest the document as being a bit out of touch, some of the terms noted within it absolutely confirm this assertion. Phrases...

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