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Spyware

spy] Spyware is software downloaded on a computer that 'spies' on the user and reports user bahaviour to a third party and or takes control of the computer. Spyware does this without disclosure. Adware can sometimes be confused with spyware, but adware operates with full disclosure and may report data to a third party. Spyware is an obvious concern for privacy advocates, and is a type of malware.

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