Scensors

Word of today: "Scensors", a combination of "sensors" and "censors", to mean surveillance devices which, by making people feel watched, cause them to self-censor their behaviour and speech.

(Thanks to Michael Froomkin for accidental inspiration as I sit at his talk at PFIR)

Word coined, word needed

Trackback from Sour Grapes:Brad Templeton has coined a new word: scensor. I like it a lot. [A] surveillance device which, by making people feel watched, causes them to self-censor their behaviour and speech. I know the feeling. (OK, I moved one 's' to make it singular). By co......

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