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Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line is a type of digital subscribe line (DSL) technology, a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over copper telephone lines than a conventional voiceband modem can provie
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network was one of the world's first operational packet switching networks, the first network to implement TCP/IP, and the progenitor of what was to become the global Internet. The network was initially funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA, later DARPA) within the U.S Department of Defence for use by its projects at universities and resetrch laboratories in the US
Blind Carbon Copy
A BCC is a cpopy of an email message sent to a receipient whose email address does not appear (as a recipient) in the message
A regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.
A computer program with a graphical user interface for displaying HTML files, used to navigate the World Wide Web.
An Internet site where users can post comments about a particular issue or topic and reply to other users' postings.
A copy of an email or other electronic document that is sent to one or more people in addition to the primary addressee.
Chatting is talking to other people who are using the Internet at the same time you are.
A cookie is information that a Web site puts on your hard disk so that it can remember something about you at a later time. (More technically, it is information for future use that is stored by the server on the client side of a client/server communication.)
A legal term describing ownership of control of the rights to the use and distribution of certain works of creative expression, including books, video, movies, music and computer programs (intellectual property)
A cracker is someone who breaks into someone else's computer system, often on a network; bypasses passwords or licenses in computer programs; or in other ways intentionally breaches computer security
Dial-up pertains to a telephone connection in a system of many lines shared by many users. A dial-up connection is established and maintained for a limited time duration.
The HTML <div> tag is used for defining a section of your document. With the div tag, you can group large sections of HTML elements together and format them with CSS.
Commercial transactions conducted electronically on the Internet
(Domain Name System) The Internet's system for converting alphabetic names into numeric IP addresses.
(Electronic-MAIL) The transmission of text messages from sender to recipient
The reversible transformation of data from the original (plaintext) to a difficult-to-interpret format (ciphertext) as a mechanism for protecting its confidentiality, integrity and sometimes its authenticity.
The primary method for keeping a computer secure from intruders. A firewall allows or blocks traffic into and out of a private network or the user's computer.
A meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.
FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol. As the name suggests, FTP is used to transfer files between computers on a network. You can use FTP to exchange files between computer accounts, transfer files between an account and a desktop computer, or access online software archives.
The graphical user interface (GUI /ɡuːiː/), is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, instead of text-based user interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.
The introductory page of a website, typically serving as a table of contents for the site.
For users of portable computers equipped for wireless, a hot spot (or hotspot) is a wireless LAN (local area network) node that provides Internet connection and virtual private network (VPN) access from a given location.
an audio listening module included with Google Chrome and Chromium, the open source version of the browser. Hotword listens for specific key words chosen to activate the "OK Google" voice interface. The program is then readied for voice-based search, questions and commands.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the set of markup symbols or codes inserted in a file intended for display on a World Wide Web browser page.
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the set of rules for transferring files (text, graphic images, sound, video, and other multimedia files) on the World Wide Web. As soon as a Web user opens their Web browser, the user is indirectly making use of HTTP.
Hypertext is the organization of information units into connected associations that a user can choose to make. An instance of such an association is called a link or hypertext link.
The required src attribute specifies the URL of the image. Note: When a web page loads; it is the browser, at that moment, that gets the image from a web server and inserts it into the page.
Intangible property that is the result of creativity, such as patents, copyrights, etc
the dialogue that occurs between a human being and a computer program
a global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.
a local or restricted communications network, especially a private network created using World Wide Web software.
a unique string of numbers separated by full stops that identifies each computer using the Internet Protocol to communicate over a network.
Integrated Services Digital Network is a set of communication standards for simultaneous digital transmission of voice, video, data, and other network services over the traditional circuits of the public switched telephone network.
The Internet Society (ISOC) is an international nonprofit organization that handles Internet standards, education and policy development. Founded in 1992, ISOC's mission is to ensure open Internet development by enhancing and supporting Internet use for organizations and individuals worldwide.
a widely used programming language expressly designed for use in the distributed environment of the internet. It is the most popular programming language for Android smartphone applications and is among the most favored for edge device and internet of things development.
authorize the use, performance, or release of (something).
an HTML object that allows you to jump to a new location when you click or tap it.
refers to various means of communication. For example, television, radio, and the newspaper are different types of media. The term can also be used as a collective noun for the press or news reporting agencies. In the computer world, "media" is also used as a collective noun, but refers to different types of data storage options.x
send a message to (someone), especially by email.
refers to etiquette on the Internet. Good netiquette involves respecting others' privacy and not doing anything online that will annoy or frustrate other people.
This is a small amount of computer data sent over a network. Any time you receive data from the Internet, it comes to your computer in the form of many little packets. Each packet contains the address of its origin and destination, and information that connects it to the related packets being sent.
Transmitting several bits of data simultaneously using multiple lines (8, 16, 32, 64). The pathways between the CPU and memory are parallel, and they used to be parallel between the CPU and peripheral devices.
When someone installs and uses commercial software without paying for the program, it is called "pirating" the software.
the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
When computers communicate with each other, there needs to be a common set of rules and instructions that each computer follows. A specific set of communication rules is called a protocol.
This is a server that all computers on the local network have to go through before accessing information on the Internet. By using a proxy server, an organization can improve the network performance and filter what users connected to the network can access.
They index millions of sites on the Web, so that Web surfers like you and me can easily find Web sites with the information we want. By creating indexes, or large databases of Web sites (based on titles, keywords, and the text in the pages), search engines can locate relevant Web sites when users enter search terms or phrases.
the process of sending data one bit at a time, sequentially, over a communication channel or computer bus. This is in contrast to parallel communication, where several bits are sent as a whole, on a link with several parallel channels.
a computer that provides data to other computers. It may serve data to systems on a local area network (LAN) or a wide area network (WAN) over the Internet.
Stands for "Simple Mail Transfer Protocol." This is the protocol used for sending e-mail over the Internet. Your e-mail client (such as Outlook, Eudora, or Mac OS X Mail) uses SMTP to send a message to the mail server, and the mail server uses SMTP to relay that message to the correct receiving mail server.
the basic formatting tool used in HTML (hypertext markup language) and other markup languages, such as XML.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol." These two protocols were developed in the early days of the Internet by the U.S. military. The purpose was to allow computers to communicate over long distance networks. The TCP part has to do with the verifying delivery of the packets. The IP part refers to the moving of data packets between nodes.
"Uniform Resource Locator." A URL is the address of a specific webpage or file on the Internet.
Stands for "Universal Serial Bus." USB is the most common type of computer port used in today's computers. It can be used to connect keyboards, mice, game controllers, printers, scanners, digital cameras, and removable media drives, just to name a few.
telecommunication in the form of a videoconference.
Stands for "Voice Over Internet Protocol," and is often pronounced "voip." VoIP is basically a telephone connection over the Internet. The data is sent digitally, using the Internet Protocol (IP) instead of analog telephone lines.
a collection of Web pages.
World Wide Web
a subset of the Internet. The Web consists of pages that can be accessed using a Web browser. The Internet is the actual network of networks where all the information resides.
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