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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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With that in mind, defense counsel must seek an in-depth hearing to fully develop and argue, when applicable, that either (1) the state and federal authorities were not engaged in a "joint investigation" for purposes of Coleman, or (2) the state and federal authorities were engaged in collusion to circumvent the eavesdropping statute.
O'Neill said the US National Security Agency had a long-standing eavesdropping treaty with Britain and doubted they would bug Diana without permission.
It's quite a stretch from holding a battlefield combatant to eavesdropping without a warrant on U.
The prohibition against government eavesdropping on American citizens is well-established and crystal clear," says Ann Beeson, associate legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, which has filed a lawsuit in this case.
The wiretapping law protects eavesdropping on any "wire, oral, or electronic communication" that is not stored--such as an unrecorded phone conversation--but does not afford the same legal protections to stored messages.
The story line depicts how a competitor could gain access to a company's information through social engineering and eavesdropping, among other ploys.
Under 19th-century constitutional doctrine, there was no need for the police to get a warrant before eavesdropping.
With the proper telescope and light sensor equipment, the eavesdropping can be done from as far away as a mile or more for the LEDs and up to nine feet for the monitor light reflection, the research concluded.
No eavesdropping device can be used in Illinois without the consent of all the parties.
Seismologists in Oregon have been eavesdropping on the rumblings of a mysterious submarine volcano since May 1998, but they haven't been able to locate the loudmouth.
As a result, AMPS technology is especially vulnerable to cloning fraud and eavesdropping.
This type of optical cryptography uses quantum-state photons to carry data, and has the advantage of being able to detect eavesdropping.