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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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The eavesdropping devices impersonate a legitimate cell tower that can then trick nearby cellphone users into connecting to them, which then gives away one's location data as well as their IMSI number.
The Code division multiple access (CDMA) enhanced security based on the advanced encryption standard (AES) operation and it used 128, 192, and 256 bits AES-CDMA PN code sizes to raise the security level against eavesdropping [2].
To overcome a lack of trust after it was shattered by the leaking of top secret documents showing that the US spied on leaders of its close allies, the US administration ordered the NSA in 2014 to form a so-called "protected list" of NATO country leaders who would be exempt from eavesdropping.
Carnes further stated, While hemp and marijuana (medical and recreational) are legal in various states and municipalities, the fact remains that growers, processors and retailers all have a common concern regarding personal privacy and more specifically unwanted eavesdropping by third parties.
Boneh argues that more work on speech recognition algorithms could refine the technique into a far more real eavesdropping threat.
eavesdropping law be revised to require that state law enforcement
"There are cases creating threat to national security, only then eavesdropping is used with court sanction," Rahat Sulaimanov concluded.
Merkel talked about the eavesdropping and underlined importance of protecting personal information.
In the House of Commons, several opposition politicians said that the NSA's eavesdropping operation violated several Canadian laws.
The UN emphasised that international treaties protected its offices and all diplomatic missions from interference, spying and eavesdropping. Its spokesman Farhan Haq said the UN would "reach out" to US officials about the reports of eavesdropping, as it has in the past when such allegations have been raised.
London: Britain yesterday dismissed as "baseless" accusations that security agencies had been circumventing British law by using information gathered on British citizens by PRISM, a secret US eavesdropping programme.