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wiretap

[′wīr‚tap]
(communications)
A secretly made and concealed connection to a telephone line, office intercommunication line, or other wiring system, for the purpose of monitoring conversations and activities in a room from a remote location without knowledge of the participants, legally or illegally.
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What is evident though is that even when wiretap orders are issued for an investigation, there might be many individuals whose privacy would have been violated, to no avail.
Set minimum of NodeNum is 5 and wiretappers wiretap on node 2, 3 and 4 (There is no difference between nodes in wireless network).
one of the three judges on the 5th Circuit panel, said "limiting the number of district judges authorized to issue a wiretap warrant reduces the opportunity for the government to use forum manipulation to obtain a warrant that may not be approved elsewhere," DeMoss wrote.
But if Charbel was unaware that his ministry was requesting wiretap permission, it suggests that the new system of checks could be more rubberstamping than meaningful oversight.
The Rajaratnam case could easily herald the broader use of white-collar wiretaps, and not just in the insider trading arena.
Wiretaps leaked to the press have helped blow the lid on a slew of scandals, including Berlusconi's sexual escapades, and a corruption probe into public works contracts that has tainted his government and forced Industry Minister Claudio Scaiola to resign in May.
Even Pat Leahy, who sided with Feingold at the Judiciary hearings--saying it made no sense to assert that Congress unwittingly approved wiretaps, as the Administration claims--is noncommittal on censure.
This loophole in the roving wiretap provision arguably epitomizes the reason for the inclusion of the sunsets in the first place.
Based on this conduct, the government charged the vice president with conspiracy to violate the Wiretap Act.
In contrast, a criminal Title III wiretap must be supported by probable cause to believe that a specific individual, using an identified phone or location, is committing a particular crime.