Lex Cyberia

Cyber Glossary

Cyberlaw dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical and legal terms related to the Internet. The site you are now browsing contains over 500 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms and their meanings. Our aim is to explain basic technical jargon of cyberspace to those who are not familiar with its jargon. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience such as phishing or sexting.

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a search engine that uses a spider to locate information compiled by Go-pher. see Gopher. very easy rodent-oriented Netwide index to computerized archives .This contrived acronym is really the name of a front end for searching Gopher servers. A Veronica search looks for filenames and produces a menu of items linked to a Gopher data source. It's really named for a character from the Archie comics, because Veronica searches Gopher sites in the same way that Archie searches ftp archives.