Data that has been encrypted. Cipher text is unreadable until it has been converted into plain text (decrypted) with a key.
- Circuit Switching
A type of communications in which a dedicated channel (or circuit) is established for the duration of a transmission. The most ubiquitous circuit-switching network is the telephone system, which links together wire segments to create a single unbroken line for each telephone call. The other common communications method is packet switching, which divides messages into […]
- citizen journalism
A term used to describe the movement of people and amateur journalists — basically any non-professional journalist — who provide photos, videos and written news pieces on evolving stories, often in collaboration with professional journalists. Also called participatory or public journalism. Citizen journalism is a type of user-generated content.
- clamping area
The phrase used to describe the inner hole of a disc. This is the area used by the drive to grip a disc to spin it.
- clamping voltage
The maximum amount of voltage that a surge protector will allow through itself before it will suppress the power surge. When the device reaches its clamping voltage, it blocks any further current from flowing through the device and into a computer system or other electronic device.
A clamshell or clamshell mobile is a mobile phone form factor where the phone is divided into two equal halves with a hinge connecting the halves, enabling users to basically fold the phone in half to close when not in use. This type of mobile phone usually has the buttons on the bottom half and […]