listening listening  /ˈlɪ sə nɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of hearing attentively


  1. Rogers: NSA 'is not listening' to Americans' phone calls

    The chairman of the House intelligence committee strongly asserted Sunday that the National Security Agency is not recording Americans' phone calls under U.S. surveillance programs, and any statements suggesting differently amount to "misinformation." Lining up with Obama administration officials -- and the president himself -- Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, said the NSA "is not listening to ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Local 6 Orlando

  2. Justin Bieber attends Kanye West's 'Yeezus' listening party

    While Kanye West wasn't able to show up to his own listening party Friday, as Kim Kardashian was going into labor, Justin Bieber made an appearance at the event and seemed to like the music.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  3. Big Brother may not be listening, but he's watching: Why metadata snooping is legal

    By drawing a line between "listening" to calls and "watching" phone and email metadata, NSA defenders think they're on high legal ground. But they also know what most do not: Collecting information about conversations yields more than observing their content — and it sounds less intrusive. Here's how the laws permitting metadata snooping came about.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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