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data miner

Something that extracts or gathers data from a computer. "Spyware" is a malicious type of data miner. IT is going to use a data miner to get us that information. I bet Ben put a data miner on my computer to spy on me!
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miner's canary

Something or someone who, due to sensitivity to his, her, or its surroundings, acts as an indicator and early warning of possible adverse conditions or danger. Refers to the former practice of taking caged canaries into coal mines—the birds would die if methane gas was present, thereby alerting miners to the danger. Wildlife in disaster movies always acts like the miner's canary, fleeing the scene when catastrophe is imminent. John was used as a miner's canary to see the test drug's effects on the human mind.
See also: canary

spyware

Malicious software designed to surreptitiously record and transmit a computer user's private information to someone or something. The judge ruled that the tech company was installing spyware by virtue of the fact that users were at no point warned that their information was being collected. I've only ever downloaded a movie illegally once, and I ended up with such nasty spyware as a result that I never did it again.

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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'So far we have managed to bring out eight miners alive and we are yet to assess and find any more people down there who are still alive,' Tapererwa Paswavaviri, the government deputy chief mining engineer told reporters on Saturday at the scene of the accident.
Report says 12 miners had earlier lost their lives in the same area prior to the latest incident.
As per details, a gas explosion had occurred in a coal mine at Duki and as a result, three miners died and 19 others became unconscious.
Abdul Majeed Shah, a member of the Pakistan Labour Federation, said that Duki mines have become a deathtrap for the miners. 'Accidents occur almost every day.
Pakistan Labour Federation member Abdul Majeed Shah said that Dukki mines have become a deathtrap for the miners. 'Accidents occur almost every day.
The unconscious miners were rushed to the nearby rural health centre for medical treatment.
The proposed Minahang Bayan for Benguet, the first for the Cordillera region, could accommodate 1,000 miners, Cimatu said.
Pte Martin accused some critics of being "grossly ignorant" and explained that contrary to popular belief there had not been a miners' strike since the start of the war "not withstanding they have received less remuneration that any other class of war worker".
| Born in Ashton-in-Makerfield in 1917, Gormley was one of seven children and was a miner by the time he was 14.
The mining rigs from Watts Miners were designed with the goal of ensuring ease of use and prompt return on investment for the users.
Watts Miners recently gained attention of the crypto mining enthusiasts around the world by launching three exceptionally powerful mining rigs.
Rescue teams have confirmed the death of one Polish coal miner and can see another miner trapped after an earthquake, but three others are still missing, the chief executive of mine owner JSW, Daniel Ozon, said.
The inspection of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Kazakhstan confirmed the data voiced by Minister Tamara Duissenova on the size of salaries of Karaganda coal miners, Kazakh media report.
He said some miners have changed names, died or moved from their last known address whilst some have lost faith in the process due to turn-around periods for compensation.
Hundreds of miners were trapped in a gold mine in South Africa Thursday.