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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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Set minimum of NodeNum is 5 and wiretappers wiretap on node 2, 3 and 4 (There is no difference between nodes in wireless network).
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.
To begin to comprehend why CALEA represents a regulatory sea change and how this change bears on the effects the statute is likely to have, it is necessary to remind ourselves once again what life for government wiretappers and telecommunications carriers was like before the supposed necessity of enacting CALEA occurred to law enforcement.
No one gadget will protect you from all wiretappers.