14 Mar '14, 7am

What does public mean?

What does public mean?

From a technical standpoint, the public web is any page that someone else does not have to explicitly give you permission to access it. The permission must be by means of passwords or some other type of software or hardware authorization. So, if you can read it without logging in, it's public. Something only becomes (kinda sorta) private once it's hidden behind passwords; even more so when the author has to explicitly give a user access to the information- which is the basis behind Facebook's and Google+'s circles, and Twitter's

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