Cloud computing

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A generic term for software services and applications that are provided to the user via the internet, rather than being installed on a computer hard disk. Cloud applications are used in a web browser; examples include office applications (such as Google Drive) and backup services (such as Dropbox and Mega).

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Secure Sockets Layer. A technology for keeping information secure and secret when sent over the internet. You know when you are using SSL because the http changes to https in the web address.