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: 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 ...

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