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The process of transferring information from your computer to another computer through the internet. Every time you send e-mail to someone you are uploading it.
User Centered Design
The process of understanding potential users and their decision making processes in order to create and maintain a site that meets expectations and provides the value required to achieve repeat visits by users and customers. It also relies on the development of the business approach and supporting business practices needed to serve customers in an e-commerce environment.
The Uniform Resource Locator describes the "address" for a document on the internet. A URL starts with http:// generally.
Usenet is a discussion groups among users on the Internet who share a mutual interest.
This is a unique identifier (like your logon name) that you use to identify yourself on a computer.
User Policy Management
Flexible control over user settings such as algorithms used to encrypt and sign user data.
A disguised program that can be destructive. A virus is usually unintentionally downloaded or is on a disk that someone has lent out without checking. There are virus-checking programs, but new viruses are being introduced daily.
The graphical representation of data for a location to be used with browsers.
The World Wide Web is the graphical Internet paradigm that allows users to browse linked Web pages via the Internet.
The Whois database is the location where all domain names are maintained. It can be accessed at www.whois.net.
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