Dictionary.com has named "privacy" the 2013 word of the year. Noting the Snowden disclosures about NSA surveillance, the release of Google Glass, and the changing privacy policies of Internet companies, Dictionary.com wrote "The discussion of privacy - what it is and what it isn’t - embodies the preeminent concerns of 2013." The major privacy events in 2013 are displayed in this Infographic. The site also noted a Time word banishment poll which found that "twerk" is the number #1 most people would like banished. Close behind were "hashtag," "selfie," and "swagger."
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