Cyberpolice vs Cybercop - What's the difference?

cyberpolice | cybercop |


As nouns the difference between cyberpolice and cybercop

is that cyberpolice is a police force that patrols the internet or cyberspace while cybercop is (informal) a member of a cyberpolice force.

cyberpolice

English

Noun

(-)
  • 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 .

    cybercop

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (informal) A member of a cyberpolice force.
  • * 2005 , Pat Choate, Hot property: the stealing of ideas in an age of globalization
  • Second, the proposed legislation would make telephone and Internet companies assume the role of cybercops , in effect making them responsible for policing...
  • (Internet, slang, derogatory) A user who attempts to enforce netiquette or other standards.
  • Synonyms

    * (user attempting to enforce standards) netcop