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- n. Strictly, 210 (1,024) bytes, as opposed to a kilobyte.
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- n. a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes
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"The kibibyte is closely related to the kilobyte, which can be used either as a synonym for kibibyte or to refer to 103 bytes = 1,000 bytes see binary prefix."
Well they are technically taking the correct side in the whole base two/base ten, kibibyte/kilobyte argument but certainly going against the flow of quite a few years of practice.
You are correct, the terminology should be kibibyte.
ISO standards say a kilobyte (KB) is 1,000 bytes, and a kibibyte (KiB, kilo-binary byte) is 1,024 bytes.
1 KiB (kibibyte) = 1,024 bytes (Note: big k) 1 MiB (mebibyte) = 1,024 KiB = 1,048,576 bytes