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What is bandwidth?

Bandwidth is the amount of data you can fit through an Internet connection.

What is bluetooth?

Bluetooth allows the exchange of data over short distances.

What is broadband?

Broadband is a high-speed connection to the Internet.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is a system which all your computer programs and data is stored in a central server owned by a company and can be accessed virtually.

What is convergence?

Convergence is when one device like a phone is developed to carry out functions that are normally performed by other devices.

What is copyright?

Copyright gives the creator of an original work exclusive rights regarding that piece of work.

What is the Data Protection Act?

The Data Protection Act is a law that regulates how personal information is used and protects against misuse of your personal details.

What is a dongle?

A dongle is a small piece of hardware that connects to a computer and stores your data. This is portable like a USB and picks up bluetooth and 3G signals.

What is E-commerce?

E-commerce is buying and selling things over the Internet.

What is encryption?

Encryption is used for security and is data translated into a secret code, you can only translate this if you a key.

What is ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the deign of equipment to increase the efficiency of the way it is used by the human body and to increase the health of the user.

What is a firewall?

A firewall is a system designed to stop someone accessing your computer when connection to the Internet.

Fraud is tricking someone for personal gain or to damage them.

What is a geotag?

A geotag is where you attach the coordinates to a digital image to give the location of where it was taken.

What is a GPS (global positioning system)?

A GPS is a navigational system used in a lot of devices to give a current location.

What is HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface)?

HDMI is required for connecting devices to show high-definition video.

What is IPS (Internet service provider)?

IPS is a company that provides Internet access to its customers (Virgin media).

What is IP (Internet protocol)?

IP is the personal address of your computer so that servers know where to send the information you have requested.

What is latency?

Latency is the time delay between the moment something is initiated and the moment it becomes detectable. Low latency is quicker than high latency.

What is a peripheral?

A peripheral is a external device connected to a computer e.g. printer, microphone.

What is phishing?

Phishing is a form of Internet fraud that aims to steal valuable information such as credit card details, usernames and passwords.

What is a protocol?

A protocol is a set of rules used by computers to communicate with each other across a network.

What is spyware?

Spyware is a software that can be installed on your computer without you knowing. This collects information about your logins and passwords and sends it to another computer.

What is a third party payment processor?

A third party processor is a business that offers customers an alternative fast, safe method to pay for online goods and services.

What is a trojan?

A trojan is a program that appears legitimate and performs harmful activity when ran. This is used to get password information and is similar to a virus.

What is a virus?

A virus is s program designed to cause other programs on a computer to malfunction or stop working altogether.

What is VoIP (voice over Internet protocol)?

VoIP is a type of technology used to make telephone call via the Internet and usually at a cheap cost.

What is Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity)?

Wi-Fi is similar to bluetooth as it can exchange data wirelessly but the signals can travel greater distances.