from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of one who eavesdrops; the doings of an eavesdropper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Law) The habit of lurking about dwelling houses, and other places where persons meet for private intercourse, secretly listening to what is said, and then tattling it abroad. The offense is indictable at common law.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Present participle of
Listening secretlyto private conversationof others.
- noun The
interceptionof electronic communication.
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One is the -- what I call the eavesdropping although it's not really eavesdropping, because you're giving advance notice to an attorney that, you know, the conversation between he and the clients being listened to, and the military tribunals, to a great degree.
Every encounter and every conversation, whether I'm participating or eavesdropping, is a source of material, so my characters generally end up being composites of many different people.
I wonder of they are interested in eavesdropping on iPhone usage. —
Airports are great for people watching, but my favorite eavesdropping is in coffee shops.
Its practical effect, they argue, would be to shut down any independent judicial or state inquires into how the companies have assisted the government in eavesdropping on the telephone calls and e-mails of U.S. residents in the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks.
New Scientist has discovered that Pentagon's National Security Agency, which specialises in eavesdropping and code-breaking, is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post about themselves on social networks.
Bush, the NSA, the CIA, and the FBI may begin eavesdropping immediately on American citizens for 72 hours without a warrant, after which they must obtain a warrant from the FISA courts.
The AG may only make the determination that eavesdropping is called for in cases where the subject is not an American citizen or an American citizen in transit abroad.
However, this whole home phone/email eavesdropping is criminal.
Supreme Courtâ€ ™ s ruling in Hamdan means warrantless eavesdropping is clearly illegal