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Glossary of Internet and technology terms

Annoyance

Definition: An annoyance is a piece of malware which leans more toward mischievous than malicious. These often come as email attachments from friends who think it will be funny to pull a prank on you. Executing files such as this, …

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Glossary of Internet and technology terms

ActiveX

Definition: ActiveX is a Microsoft creation designed to work in a similar manner to Sun Microsystem’s Java. The main goal is to create platform-independent programs that can be used over and over on different operating systems. ActiveX is a loose …

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Glossary of Internet and technology terms

ASL

Definition: The term ‘ASL” is a shorthand acroynym used in instant messaging, text messaging or Internet Relay Chat (IRC). It stands for “age, sex, location” and is used to ask another person for these vital pieces of information to determine …

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