in·​tra·​net | \ ˈin-trə-ˌnet How to pronounce intranet (audio) \

Definition of intranet

: a network operating like the World Wide Web but having access restricted to a limited group of authorized users (such as employees of a company)

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This account was compiled through interviews with dozens of former and current employees, business partners, corporate and court records, internal company memos and intranet posts. Natasha Khan, WSJ, "The Public Face of Huawei’s Global Fight," 19 Jan. 2019 The intranet features various internal corporate communications from Delos that had previously been leaked through an early iteration of the Delos, Inc. site. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "A guide to Westworld’s viral marketing, for fans who don’t want to translate binary code," 6 Apr. 2018 The devices will also come loaded with safety and service information, and allow attendants to access their company email as well as United's intranet. Emily Price, Popular Mechanics, "You Might Buy Your Next In-Flight Cocktail With an iPhone 6 Plus," 11 Dec. 2014 Deutsche Bank AG, with some 30,000 employees eligible, received 134 inquiries during the first quarter, even though Germany’s biggest lender has ready-made forms on its employee intranet site. Elisabeth Behrmann,, "Germany’s Big Pay-Gap Problem," 3 June 2018 SharePoint is primarily used by businesses to organize documents, build intranet sites, and manage content internally. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Microsoft is bringing the SharePoint work environment to virtual reality headsets," 21 May 2018 In China, for instance, the government controls what people can find on the intranet. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Pomfret School Alumni Share Thoughts On Trump, Putin, Jinping," 21 May 2018 Google’s employee intranet is filled with tools enabling its 80,000 employees to broadcast their opinions. Douglas Macmillan, WSJ, "Google vs. Google: How Nonstop Political Arguments Rule Its Workplace," 1 May 2018 In 2003, one year before Facebook was founded, a website called Facemash began nonconsensually scraping pictures of students at Harvard from the school’s intranet and asking users to rate their hotness. Zeynep Tufekci, WIRED, "Why Zuckerberg’s 15-Year Apology Tour Hasn’t Fixed Facebook," 6 Apr. 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of intranet

computers : a network that works like the Internet but can only be used by certain people (such as the employees of a company)

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