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  • n. Plural form of eavesdropper.


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  • But officials conversant with the program said that a far more common question for eavesdroppers is whether, not why, a terrorist plotter is on either end of the call.

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  • I would bet money that the eavesdroppers were a couple of rednecks who were either irrationally paranoid, or maybe just looking to have a little fun.

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  • An infrastructure conducive to surveillance and control invites surveillance and control, both by the people you expect and by the people you don't … Whether the eavesdroppers are the good guys or the bad guys, these systems put us all at greater risk.

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  • 'eavesdroppers' or 'sniffers' in the crowd will only see encrypted data (although they can tell where you're going, they can't see what you're doing).


  • There was no sign of Dezba or any other eavesdroppers.


  • Sitting in his car for fear of eavesdroppers, he said he had worked in public relations for a firm in Tripoli.

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  • The omnipresence of these "numbers stations" has engendered a community of eavesdroppers who pinpoint the stations and even take their own stab at unraveling the messages — guys like 43-year-old Baltimore-area computer engineer Chris Smolinski.

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  • Bin Laden was famously insistent that no phones or computers be used near him, so the eavesdroppers at the National Security Agency kept coming up cold.

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  • Tony Cisek's excellent set consists of wood painted to look like ornate grillwork; the decorative grating reinforces the idea of a palace laden with secrets and eavesdroppers with the means to hear them.

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  • Cyber attacks are cleverly worded to convince recipients to click on a link, or open an attachment, which implants malware on the recipient's computer, giving digital eavesdroppers wide-ranging access.

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