Spamming

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Spamming is the act of sending large numbers of unsolicited electronic messages (usually of a commercial nature). Although there are several methods, the most used is based on e-mail. Spam in the form of text messages may also target mobile … Read More

e-Mail

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E-mail is probably the service that has contributed most to the increase in popularity of the Internet so great, still one of the main reasons that people connect to this network. The key to success lies right in its features: … Read More

How DNS works in theory

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The domain name space consists of a tree of domain names. Each node or leaf in the tree has one or more resource records, which hold information associated with the domain name. The tree sub-divides into zones. A zone consists … Read More

Adobe Integrated Runtime (Adobe AIR)

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Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), formerly known as Apollo, is a software engine to run software created with Adobe Flash and ActionScript without using a Web browser. Adobe Integrated Runtime runs on the operating system and not inside a browser, such … Read More

Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 is the evolution of the Web towards greater simplicity (requiring no technical knowledge or computer for users) and interactivity (allowing everyone, individually or collectively, to contribute, share and collaborate in various forms). The term “Web 2.0” means all … Read More

Domaining

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Domaining is the business of buying, selling, developing and monetizing Internet domain names. Such domain name portfolios often include cleverly chosen and highly marketable generic domain names, or domains whose registrations had lapsed yet still retain reasonable traffic. There is … Read More

Domain name system

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On the Internet, the Domain Name System (DNS) associates various sorts of information with so-called domain names; most importantly, it serves as the “phone book” for the Internet: it translates human-readable computer hostnames, e.g. en.wikipedia.org, into the IP addresses that … Read More

Standards for domain names

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RFC 882 Concepts and Facilities (Deprecated by RFC 1034) RFC 883 Domain Names: Implementation specification (Deprecated by RFC 1035) RFC 920 Specified original TLDs: .arpa, .com, .edu, .org, .gov, .mil and two-character country codes RFC 1032 Domain administrators guide RFC … Read More

Killing net neutrality

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For the past years, EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, who started by advocating for net neutrality, has constantly given in to the pressure of large telecom companies, changing her direction from protecting net neutrality to threatening it. The current draft Regulation … Read More

Internet Society about the Reports of the U.S. Government’s Circumvention of Encryption Technology

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The Internet Society is alarmed by continuing reports alleging systematic United States government efforts to circumvent Internet security mechanisms. The Internet Society President and CEO, Lynn St. Amour, said, “If true, these reports describe government programmes that undermine the technical … Read More

Working with web pages

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Choosing your favorite web pages To have direct access to web pages that are of particular importance, without having to navigate through the pages of their websites, it is advisable to use the option “Bookmarks” in your browser. Thus, when … Read More

Are Facebook and Apple working for NSA?

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The Irish Data Protection Authority (ODPC) has recently ruled that the Irish subsidiaries of Facebook and Apple may perfectly share their users’ data with NSA as this is legal under the EU law. The ruling comes as a result of … Read More

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