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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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The main channel must be less noisy than the eavesdropping channel and the eavesdropping channel is a general binary-input symmetricoutput memory less channel, which can hardly be true in the real wireless communications environment [6].
In September 2014 Erdoy-an told journalists: "I'll tell you there is no such thing, for a country with a strong intelligence organization, as not eavesdropping on various countries in the world.
Given the ubiquity of smartphones, it seems there will come a day when various eavesdropping technologies will combine and enable nonstop monitoring of every phone and face-to-face conversation.
The Illinois eavesdropping statue restricts far more speech than necessary to protect legitimate privacy interests," wrote the majority.
Last year a Crawford County judge likewise ruled that the law violates the First Amendment, throwing out eavesdropping charges against Michael Allison, a Bridgeport resident who had recorded his own interactions with police officers.
Privacy; an overview of federal law governing wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping.
Akapo states that he has been spending a lot of time explaining the facts relating to eavesdropping to people inquiring about their eavesdropping detection, or "TSCM" (technical surveillance countermeasures) services.
Borisov has been led on to accuse Yovchev in unprofessionalism and to blame him for the eavesdropping scandal," the leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, Ivan Kostov, said on Thursday.
The lawmakers will also debate a draft law to toughen penalties for eavesdropping or reading other people's mails without their permission.
On December 8, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Stephenson County, finding that the defendant's proposed policy of operating audio-recording equipment in special-education classrooms violated section 14-2(a)(1) of the Illinois Criminal Code (hereinafter the Illinois Eavesdropping Act or Act).
This report provides an overview of federal law governing wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping.
YOUNG sparrows learn to sing by eavesdropping on adult birds, scientists have revealed.