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To read is

to issue an instruction to a computer to retrieve data from a storage device or other source. Just like reading a book, the content remains in its original place.
[a] fundamental operation that results only in the flow of information from an object to a subject.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Department of Defense, National Computer Security Center, Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988); CNSSI 4009.
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