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Being a security enthusiast, I get a kick out of how much the term "cyber" gets abused "cyber-terrorism", "cyber-warfare", "cyber-bullying", etc. One that really made me lose it was a tweet from @KatieShow (the Twitter account for Katie Couric's Daytime talk show). A recent episode delt with how Miss Teen USA's webcam was hacked, etc. In response to that episode came this tweet:

Is your computer at risk to be cyber-hacked? Here are 5 tips from today's show to help you protect yourself: http://ktie.tv/1fCZaTa

 
"Cyber-hacked" seems a rediculous, nearly redundant use of "cyber" to me.
 
So, 3 questions:
  • How do you define cyber?
  • Have you seen it used in a ridiculous context? What was it?
  • What other buzzword(s) are you sick of hearing used/abused? Examples?

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Definition of CYBER: of, relating to, or involving computers or computer networks (as the Internet) <the cyber marketplace>

 

Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary


Edited by SpywareDr, 28 March 2014 - 04:12 PM.

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cyber-crime, cyber-criminal, even cyber-oofense. It's like lots of people use "cyber-" to sound more important. Although, what really annoys is that some brand-namers still use the word thinking it sounds kinda coolish -- like "cyber-shot". The parasite-word has gotten even into Slavic-countries politics: those Ukrainian guys during their revolution had cyber-sotnia (something like internet-warring unit) and their Russian opponents had cyber-berkut unit. Cyberization's everywhere these days. :) 


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