The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks. The Internet in simple terms is a network of the interlinked computer networking worldwide, which is accessible to the general public. These interconnected computers work by transmitting data through a special type of packet switching which is known as the IP or the internet protocol. A computer that connects to the Internet can access information from a vast number of servers and other computers. An Internet connection also allows the computer to send information onto the network; that information may be saved and ultimately accessed by a variety of servers and other computers. Much of the information widely accessible through use of the Internet consists of the interlinked hypertext documents and other resources of the World Wide Web (WWW). Web users typically send and receive information using a web browser; other software for interacting with computer networks includes specialized programs for electronic mail, online chat, file transfer and file sharing. Information is moved around the Internet by packet switching using the standardized Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP). It is a "network of networks" that consists of millions of private and public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope that are linked by copper wires, fiber-optic cables, wireless connections, and other technologies.
The use of IP in the Internet is the integral part of the network, as they provide the services of the internet, through different layers organization through the IP data packets. There are other protocols that are the sub-classes of the IP itself, like TCP and HTTP.
An HTTP cookie
is a parcel of textual information sent by a server
to a World Wide Web browser
and then sent back by the browser each time it accesses that server. HTTP cookies
are used for user authentication, user tracking, and maintaining user-specific information such as site preferences and electronic shopping carts. Cookies have been of concern for Internet privacy
, since they can be used for tracking the browsing of a user. As a result, they have been subject to legislation in various countries such as the United States
, as well as the European Union
. Cookies have also been criticised because the identification of users they provide is not always accurate and because they can be used for network attacks. Some alternatives to cookies exist, but have their own drawbacks. On the other hand, cookies have been subject to a number of misconceptions, mostly based on the erroneous notion that they are computer programs
. Most modern browsers allow users to decide whether to accept cookies, but rejection makes some Web sites
Kim Karin Polese
(born November 13, 1961) was president and CEO
of Marimba, Inc. from 1996 until July 2000, and was one of the most prominent Silicon Valley
executives during the dot-com era
. In 1997, she made Time Magazine
's list of "The 25 Most Influential Americans". Polese spent more than seven years with Sun Microsystems
working as a Java
product manager, before embarking on Marimba's Java-based business. Before joining Sun, she worked at IntelliCorp Inc. As of September 2004, Polese is CEO of SpikeSource
, a provider of business-ready open source solutions. The company was incubated in 2003 at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
by Ray Lane, and launched its first products in April 2005. Polese serves on the boards of Technorati
, Inc., the Global Security Institute, and the University of California
President's Board on Science and Innovation. Polese is a fellow at Carnegie Mellon University
's Center for Engineered Innovation. She received a BA
degree in biophysics
in 1984 from the University of California, Berkeley
and studied Computer Science
at the University of Washington
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