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  • ice
    [coined by USENETter Tom Maddox, popularized by William Gibson's cyberpunk SF novels a contrived acronym for `Intrusion Countermeasure Electronics'] Security software (in Gibson's novels,VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    freeware


    n. Free software, often written by enthusiasts and distributed by users' groups, or via electronic mail, local bulletin boards, USENET, or other electronic media. At one time, `freeware' was a trademark of Andrew Fluegelman, the author of the well-known MS-DOS comm program PC-TALK III. It wasn't enforced after his mysterious disappearance and presumed death in 1984. See shareware.