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PCMR Info #1: Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, made a “Contract of the Web” and convinced the governments of Germany, France, and Ghana, as well as Facebook, Reddit, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, and several other major companies, to sign on. The aim of the contract is to protect user freedoms and spread Internet access. PCMR Info #2: The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, regrets requiring the '//' in urls (https://). “Really, if you think about it, it doesn’t need the //. I could have designed it not to have the //," said Lee at a technology symposium. PCMR Info #3: Tony Brooker, creator of the first heavily used programming language, passed away at age 94 on Nov. 20th, 2019. His work was fundamental to creating modern coding languages, programs, and the World Wide Web. PCMR Info #4: How do you avoid malware and viruses in 2020? Run respected malware/virus blocking programs based on multiple site reviews/rankings; scan all risky downloads with said programs. Google if a site is secure, and if you're unsure, don't download from it. PCMR Info #5: Which browser should you be using? Brave is the most secure and versatile. Edge uses the lowest amount of battery life. Firefox is best for mobile because it allows extensions and desktop view. Google/Firefox are reliable all-rounders. Explorer exists. PCMR Info #6: What is that 'Deep Web' or 'Dark Web' about? Surface Web: Any web page discoverable in a search engine. Deep Web: Any page missed by search engines. Dark Web: Any web page intentionally hidden or encrypted. Shadow Web: Hypothetical 'super secret' part of Dark Web. PCMR Info #7: If Windows OS had accurate numbers, what would Windows 1-10 be? Skipping a few, these: W1 = Windows 1.0; W2 = Windows 2.0; W3 = Windows 3.0; W4 = Windows 95; W5 = Windows XP; W6 = Windows Vista; W7 = Windows 7; W8 = Windows 8; W9 = Windows 8.1; W10 = Windows 10 PCMR Info #8: Google offered to sell itself for $1,000,000 to Yahoo! in 1998. Google is now worth approximately $279,300,000,000. Another fun fact: the German word schadenfreude means "enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others." PCMR Info #9: What are 'white hat' and 'black hat' hackers? 𝐌𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐓𝐲𝐩𝐞𝐬 Black Hat: Illegal hacker for protest, fun, money, influence, or control. White Hat: Legal hacker permitted by the system's owner. Grey Hat: Probably/possibly illegal hacker who finds exploits without permission. PCMR Info #10: What does the 'G' in a broadband network mean? The 'G' stands for generation of mobile broadband network, as opposed to WiFi networks having a 'G' standing for gigahertz. Accordingly, while 5G WiFi stands for 5 gigahertz wifi, a 5G mobile broadband network stands for fifth generation. The higher the broadband generation's number, the more modern the network is. 5G broadband is scheduled for release this year. If you liked this trivia be sure to visit our social media, and if you want to support us visit PCMR the next time you need tech repairs!