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spyware

and data miner
n. a kind of malicious software that gathers private information from a personal computer and sends it to another computer. I have a little program that roots out spyware from my computer. It found a data miner lurking among my digital images.

data miner

verb
See also: data, miner
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At the core is the data collection, but accompanying the data is a mix of services that vary from campus to campus.
While, in the United States at least, much data is available in the public domain, the data is not always organized or readily accessible in such a way as to allow the user to easily sort through the wide range of data options available, and effort is required to make such freely available data discoverable.
Effective solutions should authenticate all sending and receiving nodes prior to data transfer, encrypt data during transmission, use a single firewall port, and minimize firewall rules.
The chosen solution must integrate with applications that have a native backup package and ensure integrity by accessing data through applications instead of at the database, filesystem, or disk levels.
The firm set a few project goals for transforming its mold line data into process knowledge.
Durametal's new mold line data application incorporated Microsoft Excel with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming.
The scientific journals should require that all primary microarray data be submitted to one of the public repositories--ArrayExpress, GEO, or CIBEX--in a format that complies with the MIAME guidelines.
As a result, data availability, access and quality have become key issues for insurers, pointing to the need for an enterprise data strategy.
These inabilities result from incompletely collecting the vital data elements into decision-support databases.
Missing data are data you desired to collect but never got into your database for subsequent analysis.
i/Lytics provides the industry's first fully integrated, end-to-end customer data management solution, expanding the scope of conventional data quality to include source data analysis, data quality transformations and enterprise data quality management.
The SPSS Data Entry family of products, which includes everything from survey design to data collection software, consists of SPSS Data Entry Builder, SPSS Data Entry Station and SPSS Data Entry Enterprise Server.
Data transfers and combinations generally occur in one of two ways.