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    a program designed to collect e-mail addresses from the internet in order to build mailing lists for sending spamSubmitted from United Kingdom on 23/02/2015
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    a program that collects information from social media and uses it to create popularity

    Horse_ebooks is a Twitter spam bot originally set up to promote horse-ebooks.com.

    Until further notice (or until Tumblr defeats this spambot plague), Iā€™m being pretty ruthless with new followers.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/02/2015
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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