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 ...