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eavesdropping

Secretly gaining unauthorized access to confidential communications. Examples include listening to radio transmissions or using laser interferometers to reconstitute conversations by reflecting laser beams off windows that are vibrating in synchrony to the sound in the room. See wiretapping.

Eavesdropping

See also Curiosity, Voyeurism.
Andret
eavesdrops through keyhole on Tristan and Isolde’s conversation. [Arthurian Legend: Walsh Classical, 22]
Polonius
lurking behind arras, he is killed accidentally by Hamlet. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
Pry, Paul
inquisitive, meddlesome character who “eavesdrops on everyone.” [Br. Drama: Paul Pry, Payton, 514]
Rumpelstiltskin
his name overheard by queen’s messenger, allowing spell to be broken. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 19]
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Police raided the homes of a dozen people in the capital Ankara, including the prime minister's former chief of guard and an ex-police chief, who could face charges of espionage for eavesdropping on Erdogan's office in 2012.
There are cases creating threat to national security, only then eavesdropping is used with court sanction," Rahat Sulaimanov concluded.
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The Illinois Bar Association, the Illinois Press Association, National Press Photographers Association and the American Civil Liberties Union have challenged the eavesdropping law.
The Illinois Eavesdropping Statute potentially punishes as a felony a wide array of wholly innocent conduct," Judge Stanley Sacks noted in his decision.
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