eavesdropping eavesdropping  /ˈivzd ˌrɑ pɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (v) listen without the speaker's knowledge

Usage(s):

  1. Bush's eavesdropping win on Capitol Hill failed to resolve the concerns of nervous phone companies.
  2. ATT's current annual report doesn't mention the eavesdropping cases or their potential financial impact.
  3. After years of confusion over the legalities of electronic eavesdropping, Congress attempted to set rules in the Omnibus Crime Control Act of 1968.

News

  1. Report of Britons’ hacking of diplomats angers nations

    LONDON — A newspaper report that British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats’ phones and emails has prompted an angry response from traditional rival Russia and provoked demands for an investigation from Turkey and South Africa.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Report of UK hacking of diplomats angers nations

    LONDON (AP) — A newspaper report that British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats' phones and emails has prompted an angry response from traditional rival Russia and provoked demands for an investigation from Turkey and South Africa.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Report of British hacking raises hackles abroad

    LONDON (AP) — A newspaper report that British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats' phones and emails has prompted an angry response from traditional rival Russia and provoked demands for an investigation from Turkey and South Africa.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "The Chinese eavesdropping on Skype text messages only adds to the PR problems, the image problems, that Skype has among those who care about security," Schneier added.
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Bruce Schneier Source: USA Today

  2. All but drowned by the shouting Opposition, Chidambaram said, "I wish to state categorically that phone tapping or eavesdropping on political leaders was not authorised by the previous UPA government nor has the present government authorised any...
    on Apr 25, 2010 By: P Chidambaram Source: NDTV.com

  3. "I was eavesdropping a little bit and just thought I'd try it," Primeau said. "It's a good feeling to score to help the team win, that's the biggest bonus."
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Wayne Primeau Source: Forbes

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