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  • v  listen without the speaker's knowledge
    the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations

  • Senators vote 69-28 to expand the government's ability to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists.
  • In the mid-1980s, the CIA cut a deal with Lebanese military intelligence to fund a sophisticated listening post in the Lebanese mountains that could eavesdrop on conversations .
  • And through Internet telephony, you can even talk to or eavesdrop on anyone nearby.
News & Articles

  • How Britain spies on friends and rivals alike
    LONDON (AP) — Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks to the Guardian newspaper have thrown back the curtain on the world of diplomatic espionage, revealing — in explicit detail — how British spies monitor enemies and allies alike. So what does GCHQ, Britain's eavesdropping agency, actually do? And how does it do it? And is any of this really all that surprising?
    June 17, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Andy Roddick in Forbes
    I heard him say something to the umpire early on in the first,Roddick said. "Then, of course, I'm trying to eavesdrop on his whole conversation he's having with the trainer."
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Forbes
    I told Monica we should talk like we're two girlfriends, and you just can eavesdrop,Clinton joked to the audience.
  • Chris Dodd in CNSNews.com
    The president has no right to secretly eavesdrop on the conversations and activities of law-abiding American citizens,said Dodd, a presidential candidate. "Anyone who has aided and abetted him in these illegal activities should be held...

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