This word might be most important word you learn all year

Dox, /däks/, verb: Search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.

If there's one word you need to add to your vocabulary this year, it's "doxxing". As many have already found out, doxxing occurs when a person's private and identifiable information is made public with the intent to cause harm to said individual. Experts are saying that 2015 could be the year that doxxing moves out of the dark corners of the internet and into the forefront of personal security concerns.

"Do you remember when Eric Schmidt said at Google, the generation coming up now by 2020, 2025, you're going to have to change your name because there will be so much information out there on you that you'll never be able to escape your childhood? We're here," Glenn said.

Doxxing was a big issue during '#Gamergate', a controversy at the end of last year surrounding ethics in game journalism and the treatment of women in gaming. VOX.com has a full explainer which you can read HERE.

During the #Gamergate controversy, actress Felicia Day expressed concerns over being doxxed if she commented on the topic. "Personally I am terrified to be doxxed for even typing the words "gamergate." I have had stalkers and restraining orders issued in the past, I have had people show up on my doorstep when my personal information was hard to get," she said.

That's just one example. The woman at the center of the UVA rape scandal was doxxed. So have a number of celebrities. The Sony Pictures hack was pretty close to a doxxing too.

"There's no more secrets. It's over. It's over. So I would suggest that you don't have secrets. Because there's nothing you can do to protect them anymore," Glenn said.

Glenn will have more on this story Monday night on TheBlaze TV.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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