Chapter 15

Web Basics

Learning objectives

  • Identify the components that make up the web
  • Use the basic functions of a web browser
  • Search the Internet
  • Understand the need for security and recognize secure connections

How the Web Works

Accessing the Web with a Browser

Using Web Search Tools

Internet Security and Privacy

In the span of a single generation, the Internet and World Wide Web have revolutionized our lives. Using these technologies, we can connect with others—whether they are next door or halfway around the globe—more easily than ever before. The Internet also makes it possible to engage in electronic commerce, and to expand our knowledge of topics far and wide.

But how does this technology work? What components and technologies are ...

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