A fish bowl is a container for fish
Fishbowl may also refer to:
A fishbowl conversation is a form of dialog that can be used when discussing topics within large groups. Fishbowl conversations are sometimes also used in participatory events such as Unconferences. The advantage of Fishbowl is that it allows the entire group to participate in a conversation. Several people can join the discussion.
Fishbowl (secure phone)
Fishbowl is a mobile phone architecture developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to provide a secure Voice over IP (VoIP) capability using commercial grade products that can be approved to communicate classified information. It is the first phase of NSA's Enterprise Mobility Architecture. According to a presentation at the 2012 RSA Conference by Margaret Salter, a Technical Director in the Information Assurance Directorate, “The plan was to buy commercial components, layer them together and get a secure solution. It uses solely commercial infrastructure to protect classified data." Government employees were reportedly testing 100 of the phones as of the announcement.
The initial version was implemented using Google's Android operating system, modified to ensure central control of the phone's configuration at all times. To minimize the chance of compromise, the phones use two layers of encryption protocols, IPsec and Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP), and employ NSA's Suite B encryption and authentication algorithms. USMobile has implemented commercial enterprise version of Fishbowl technology via the Scrambl3 mobile apps that run on both Android and iOS platforms.
The phones are locked down in many ways. While they use commercial wireless channels, all communications must be sent through an enterprise-managed server. No direct voice calls are allowed, except for 9-1-1 emergency calls. Only NSA approved applications from the NSA enterprise app store can be installed. NSA has published a 100-page overview specification for the Mobility Capability Package. In tandem with the Capability Package there are a series of Protection Profiles. These Protection Profiles list out the requirements a commercial product must meet to be used in the mobile phone architecture.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. 1 A small simple aquarium. 2 A term describing a place or event of intense scrutiny. Enthusiastic sports cities are often said to place the players on their team in a "fishbowl" atmosphere.
Usage examples of "fishbowl".
Ninth Circuit Court judge whose wife had beaned him with a fishbowl during an argument about his alledged extramarital affair--the assassination protocols had been downgraded.
They could make no objection, wronged as they felt themselves to be, when Sister Mary Philomel organized them into after-school work details, to clean the fishbowl her fat carp swam in, to cut out turkeys and shamrocks and lilies green and white to festoon her walls at the proper seasons, not even when she took it on herself to have them mop their bedroom floors and remake their beds, like prison trusties.
In your house they could be breeding in flower vases, saucers underneath houseplants, or even fishbowls and aquariums.
A woman with a blue face wandered past, holding a fishbowl of prophylactics and wearing a sign PRACTICE GLOVE LOVE.
From time to time, customers had crossed the cocktail lounge to drop folding money into a fishbowl atop the piano, tips for the musician.
The Raven's voice is a comforting rasp in my fishbowl, what with the thought of those aliens storming our world down below.