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Fundamentals of Computer Systems


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Data Protection
UK legal Act regarding the handling of sensitive information such as personal details
Computer Misuse
UK legal Act preventing the use of computers for crime or malicious purposes
Copyright
"Law which governs the ownership, publishing and distribution of creative works"
Privacy
Increasing surveillance of computer use may be considered an invasion of this
Plagiarism
The practice of taking someone else's work to claim as your own
Hacking
The use of computers to access data without authorisation
Piracy
Unauthorised copying of computer software/media
Social Network
"Online service that allows easier communication between people, such as Facebook"
embedded system
A computer system that forms part of an electronic device
kernel
The lowest level of an operating system that controls the hardware
proprietary
A standard that is owned and controlled by a particular company
open
A standard that is freely available for public use
ISO
The world's largest standards developing organisation