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Cyberethics, 6th Edition by Spinello

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GLOSSARY

The Language of the Internet

Bot: A software device that enters a website and compiles information at superhuman speed.

Browser: A software tool that enables users to navigate through the Internet and link from one website to another.

Cache: A means of storing information so that the end user can access it more quickly; a web browser caches or stores previously visited webpages on the user’s hard drive.

Clipper chip: A system developed by the U.S. National Security Authority (NSA) for the encryption of telephone communications; this system was never implemented because of concerns about privacy.

Cookie: A small file deposited on a user’s hard drive from a web server that often contains concise data about what that user examined at the ...

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