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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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As to Rokesmith, that young man of mine,' said Mr Boffin, dropping his voice and glancing towards the door with an apprehension of being overheard by some eavesdropper there, 'it's the same with him as with the footmen.
The state's insistence on ever more "security" surveillance has been raising serious questions ever since, and Christopher Clausen and Wayne Hunt both express concern at the growing reach of government eavesdroppers.
In [9], a two-relay scheme to increase security against eavesdroppers was presented.
The aim is to design modular radio technology that costs less than $100 to incorporate into existing and future radio equipment, but forces eavesdroppers to use supercomputers to break the signals.
A proposed quantum encryption technique would ensure secure communication while removing the painstaking step of checking for potential eavesdroppers.
The turncoat has given away so much about how our GCHQ eavesdroppers gather intelligence on Islamist killers they have been able to change their methods.
The slides then point to the way that Facebook worked with content delivery network Akamai to serve photos, which apparently left an opening for government eavesdroppers to obtain Facebook IDs and images, as you can see in the slide above and read about in more detail on page 82 of the PDF.
Part of the exhibition is of large panoramic photos dubbed Cairoscapes, and the other part is that of a video installation called Shooting Stars Remind me of Eavesdroppers.
Another type is the waitstaff abuser, the selfie-obsessed woman and the eavesdroppers who listen in on what the other diners are talking about due to lack of conversation on their own table.
However, wirelessly transferring data from those sensors continues to be a security risk, and considerable energy must be used to encrypt and secure the data against eavesdroppers, draining valuable battery power.
IT IS a strange world we live in when councillors quit their meeting rooms because they fear electronic eavesdroppers.
Official eavesdroppers will be able to send a text message to reprogramme handsets so they can transmit discussions.