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wiretapping

A form of eavesdropping involving physical connection to the communications channels to breach the confidentiality of communications. For example, many poorly-secured buildings have unprotected telephone wiring closets where intruders may connect unauthorized wires to listen in on phone conversations and data communications. See ECPA.
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In wireless network, wiretapper can easily receive any broadcast data such that wireless network sometimes cannot satisfy the requirement of network coding weak security.
The act also forbids misappropriation of trade secrets by federal wiretappers, their contractors, or cooperating communications workers--a possibility previously addressed only by requesting permission to file a civil suit against the government.
The shallow, clannish, persecutorial "bad Bobby" was a pit bull for the disgraceful Joe McCarthy and for his brother JFK, sending mafia killers after Fidel Castro, FBI wiretappers after Martin Luther King, and commandos after Vietnamese rebels as a "piano wire hawk" of the Cold War--in the signature word, ruthless.
It must have been almost as bad as Winston Lord's wiretappers.
In the New Republic Fly argued that wiretappers "violate every sacred relation established by God and protected by law: husband and wife; parent and child; minister and parishioner; doctor and patient; lawyer and client.
If an unencrypted key is transmitted to one of the managers, how does the CEO know it was not intercepted by hackers, wiretappers, or mail thieves?
The nation learned that Nixon knowingly maintained a dirty-tricks squad, telephone wiretappers, and an in-house cadre of troubleshooters known as the Plumbers, and that the President's men laundered large sums of money, some through accounts in Mexico, to pay for whores, for slush funds, for listening devices, for bribes.