cyberpolice

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyber- +‎ police

Noun[edit]

cyberpolice (uncountable)

  1. A police force that patrols the Internet or cyberspace.
    • 1995, Howard Stern, Miss America
      The cyberpolice on Prodigy had busted me. Evidently, you can call the authorities from a button on your computer and complain when profanity is being used.
    • 2004, Malcolm Miles, Tim Hall, Iain Borden, The city cultures reader
      The cyberpolice and their elite masters are living under the sign of virtual catastrophe (that is, anticipating the electronic disaster that could happen)...
    • 2004, The Economist
      Syria is not the only Arab state with a hyperactive cyberpolice.