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computer terms

for 5b class

TermDefinition
socail networking Allows users to communicate with each other and share their lives in a virtual community. Some examples are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, & Tumblr.
cokkie traking let some websites remember information about you like your password and username
hacker A person who gains unauthorized access to a computer
viurs Programs that can hurt your computer. A virus can create, move, or erase your files and cause your computer to not work properly.
idenidy theft A crime where someone wrongfully gets and uses another person’s name and/or personal data in order to benefit themselves (ex. Steal their money)
plagrism Taking someone else’s ideas or work and claiming they are your own
intel propertey Creations of the mind: inventions, trademarks, novels, poems, plays, film, music, artistic works. Allows the owners of the creations to benefit. Protects their works.
copyright leagaly buy rights to something
fair use act Allows limited use of a copyrighted work without payment.
digtal meliuim copy right act Updates US copyright law to include digital media
internet seniship The control or blocking of what can be viewed or published on the internet
netiqutte Good manners when using the internet.
spam Junk email
spywear Software that can spy on your computer. It can get passwords, e-mail messages, credit card information and more.
anti virs soft ware filtring software Anti-virus programs are designed to detect and remove viruses from your computer. Filtering software restricts and controls the content a user can see. (The school uses this to filter out “bad” websites)
malware Programs designed to do damage to computers. “mal” means bad!
internet search engine Used to locate websites when users enter search terms or phrases. Some examples are: Google, yahoo, Bing, Ask
internet doamain A name used to identify a website. .com (commercial site)
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