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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

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!
See also: data, miner

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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He directed Mianwali Deputy Commissioner Dr Nasir Mehmood Bashir to process the case for payment of compensation to the families of the both miners.
"We will continue and strengthen our deep connections with our communities as we work to ensure the Durham miners have a legacy we can all be proud of, and which will serve generations to come."
Duki Assistant Commissioner Meran Baloch said that the bodies of the killed miners were shifted to Civil Hospital Duki where after completion of medico-legal formalities, they were sent to Afghanistan.On January 21, as many as three miners had died in a coal mine mishap in Duki.
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".
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The extraordinary performance of the products from Watts Miners can be attributed to their high hash rate powers that are unprecedented in the history of cryptocurrency mining.
He added that a rescue operation is under way to recover the five miners still trapped inside the mine.
Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) shows that less experienced miners--both at a mine and at a specific occupation--suffer injuries at a higher rate than more experienced miners. Over this 18-month period, miners with one year or less of experience at a mine suffered 903 injuries, compared to 418 for those who had worked at a mine between one and two years.
"My father was a miner. Most of the people, their dads have been miners, so it's in your heritage."
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Friday marked international Miner's Day and opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy EuzgE-r Euzel paid his respects to miners that have died on the job in Turkey, claiming that the country still has not learned its lesson from the Soma disaster.
Coal miners were exposed to different kinds of noises due to the various operations in the coal mines the workers had 11.6% of ear problems including hearing impairment ear block ear pain/ Otalgia ear discharge and tinnitus which are comparable to the findings of Viljoen et al.6
Miners protest against poor work conditions, low pay in Surhandarya region AKIPRESS.COM - Almost 200 miners of Shargunkumir company in Saryasy district of Surhandarya region went on strike on August 14-15, centralasian.
Following recent studies showing worsening prevalence and severity of black lung disease among coal miners and deteriorating financial viability of the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, U.S.