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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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At the CIA, it said, so few working-level officers were allowed to know about the programme that the agency often did not make full use of the leads the wiretapping generated, and intelligence leads that came from the wiretapping operation were often Eoe1/4Y[pounds sterling]vague or without contextEoe1/4ao, the report said.
Specifically, the bill codifies wiretapping powers in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and makes that the exclusive means for conducting such surveillance.
The Administration's legal justifications--that Congress unwittingly approved domestic wiretapping in its 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force after 9/11, and that the commander in chief has the inherent authority to wiretap without court approval--are absurd.
chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has a closet full of black hats: one for short-circuiting investigations into Bush's wiretapping program, another for slow-rolling the effort to look at how the administration might have misused intelligence to sell the public on invading Iraq, and a third for refusing to probe evidence of torture in Guantanamo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere.
To add insult to injury, we find out that the New York Times waited over a year to print the warrantless wiretapping story.
Yonhap quoted the National Intelligence Service as saying in an announcement of the outcome of its interim probe into the issue that the agency was ''found to have conducted wiretapping until March 2002.
In a 2-to-1 decision, the Boston-based appeals court upheld a federal judge's dismissal last year of a wiretapping charge against Branford C.
Based on FBI wiretapping software of the same name, Radical Software Group's Carnivore uses "packet-sniffing"--a technology that eavesdrops on telecommunications--to create vivid depictions of raw data.
A civic group aiming to abolish a new wiretapping law submitted Monday to the House of Representatives a petition with 19,730 signatures opposing the law.
The legislation updates wiretapping laws to enhance privacy protections and to bring them in line with technological developments such as the Internet, wireless phones and e-mail.
The government will not ask telephone companies to voluntarily take part in police wiretapping operations, Justice Minister Okiharu Yasuoka told a news conference Tuesday, the day that Japan's first-ever wiretapping law took effect.