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slacktivist noun informal someone whose activist activities are confined to signing online petitions, etc.
Hey reddit, let’s show these stupid Facebook slacktivist (sic)that what they do doesn’t help raise awareness or anything and donate to their cause. [www.reddit.com 12 Dec 2010]

hacktivist noun someone who hacks into computer data as a form of activism
Internet hacktivists have fired the latest salvo in the Wikileaks infowar.
[www.bbc.co.uk 07 Dec 2010]

side-scrolling adjective refers to action in computer games that is viewed from a side-angle camera
Exploration quests feature prominently, there are plenty of collectibles and each level is followed by a side-scrolling episode in the style of Steamboat Willie. [www.guardian.co.uk 25 Nov 2010]

rootkit noun a piece of software that enables secret access to a computer
Ad-Aware Free anti-malware features comprehensive real-time protection against spyware, trojans, rootkits, hijackers, keyloggers, and much more that won’t slow your computer down. [www.majorgeeks.com 26 Nov 2010]

keylogger noun a piece of software that records keystrokes
Spyware Doctor is an advanced spyware removal utility that detects and cleans thousands of potential spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers and tracking threats from your PC. Available in Majorgeeks store at discounted pricing. [www.majorgeeks.com 26 Nov 2010]

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