Did You Know the FBI Maintains an 83-page Glossary of Internet Slang? You Won't Believe How Out of Touch it Is

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Did You Know the FBI Maintains an 83-page Glossary of Internet Slang? You Won't Believe How Out of Touch it Is
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The glossary was recently made public through a Freedom of Information request by the group MuckRock, which posted the PDF, called "Twitter shorthand," online. Despite its name, this isn't just Twitter slang: As the FBI's Intelligence Research Support Unit explains in the introduction, it's a primer on shorthand used across the Internet, including in "instant messages, Facebook and Myspace."

Yes, that does say Myspace.

The gems above definitely needed to be archived. I'm so glad I now know all the leet internet slang the youth of the internet use!

Say What Now of the Day

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Say What Now of the Day: In its 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, the FBI refers to Juggalos -- fans of the hip hop outfit Insane Clown Posse -- as a "loosely-organized hybrid gang," listing them alongside such gangland luminaries as the Crips, the Bloods, and the Aryan Brotherhood.

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Counterterrorism Training Program of the Day

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Counterterrorism Training Program of the Day
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Counterterrorism Training Program of the Day: The FBI enlisted the services of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church in a counterterrorism training program aimed at teaching to agents "how to stay measured when they are speaking with a witness or a suspect with whom they have a strong, visceral disagreement

Then And Now of the Day

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Then And Now of the Day
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Then And Now of the Day: Top: The booking photo of apprehended Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig, leaked to WCVB-TV by a law enforcement source.

Bottom: The FBI's