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eavesdrop

verb hearken, intercept, listen, listen stealthily, overhear, tap the lines, wiretap
Associated concepts: eavesdropping device, search warrant, suppression hearing, wiretapping
See also: monitor, overhear, spy
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Given that history, the wiretapping of American citizens that went on during the 1960s and the Bush administration's frequent disregard for ethical and legal norms during the last seven years, no one can expect that this license to eavesdrop on Americans' international communications will not be misused.
Eavesdrop Soup is spoken word Slam champ Matt Cook's second volume of poetry and clearly documents him as a continuing and established original voice in American poetry.
So, personally I read the website just for the juicy gossip column, the aptly named Eavesdrop section, the remaining tantalising headlines not being accessible.
Researchers at Harvard University, Boston University, and BBN Technologies reportedly have discovered a technology to make computer networks so secure that even the simplest attempts to eavesdrop will interrupt the flow of data and alert administrators.
Worried officials at some installations fear the specially adapted Coke cans which contain mobile phones and global positioning chips could be used to eavesdrop.
Researchers now say that harbor seals eavesdrop on the whales and can tell the harmless neighborhood fish eaters from roving gangs with a taste for fresh seal.
Law enforcement authorities have not resorted to wiretapping since controversial legislation that allows the government to eavesdrop on communications involving organized crime was introduced two years ago, the Justice Ministry said Friday.
Caught between "Hearsay" and "Heresy" readers eavesdrop upon the bard's authoritative meditations upon creatures ruled by appetite and instinct.
Mankin can also use the specially designed clamps to eavesdrop on larvae in stored products or sawflies inside wheat stems.
To achieve the insidious practice of tapping into secure data, wireless pirates need only to dial into the wireless network and then intercept or eavesdrop on backbone activity on a traditional Internet network of servers and desktops.
Janik used three hydrophones (underwater microphones) to eavesdrop on dolphins swimming in the Moray Firth off the northeast coast of Scotland.
Is it possible that the suspects had used computers to surreptitiously eavesdrop on the officers during the execution of the warrant?