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Blocking factor

The number of records appearing between interblock gaps on magnetic storage media.


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A group or collection of records appearing between interblock gaps on magnetic storage media. This group of records is handled as a single entity in computer processing.
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A channel that conveys information by writing data to a common storage area where another process can read it. A covert channel that involves the direct or indirect writing of a storage location by one process and the direct or indirect reading of the storage location by another process. Covert storage channels typically involve a finite resource that is shared by two subjects at different security levels. Covert channel involving the direct or indirect writing to a storage location by one process and the direct or indirect reading of the storage location by another process. Covert storage channels typically involve a finite resource (e. g. , sectors on a disk) that is shared by two subjects at different security levels.
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A law that mandates that government agencies maintain only records that are necessary to conduct their business and destroy those records when they are no longer needed for a legitimate function of government. It provides a formal procedure for individuals to gain access to records the government maintains about them and to request that incorrect records be amended. The Privacy Act also restricts the way the federal government can deal with private information about individual citizens. The federal law that allows individuals to know what information about them is on file and how it is used by all government agencies and their contractors. The 1986 Electronic Communication Act is an extension of the Privacy Act.
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Magnetic representation of residual information remaining on a magnetic medium after the medium has been cleared. (. See clearing. )
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Residual information remaining on storage media after clearing. (. See magnetic remanence and clearing. )The residual magnetism that remains on magnetic storage media after degaussing.
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