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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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data miner

verb
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"Finish a video game and win money" will surely be an enticing offer for a number of players, though the "MonteCrypto" website promises it will be "amongst the hardest you've ever played." Since it is a PC game, data-miners will surely dig into their files to find answers or hack their way to the end, but the website and Steam page did not address that concern.
To get the master's program rolling, the CyberCollege teamed up with Talburt's old employer and one of the biggest data-miners the world has ever known: Little Rock's own Acxiom Corp.
The report calls for three solutions: applying anonymization techniques so that commercial data-miners can share information with authorities without disclosing the identity of individuals or supplying information of non-suspects; building authorization requirements into government systems for viewing data to ensure that only those who need to see the data do; building audit logs into the computing system to identify and track inappropriate access to information and misuses of information.