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social engineering


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The practical application of sociological principles to particular social problems.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Use of numerical data to inform social programs.
  • n. Use of propaganda by a government to sway perceptions and attitudes of its own citizenry
  • n. The practice of tricking a user into giving, or giving access to, sensitive information, thereby bypassing most or all protection


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