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Synonyms for wiretap

to monitor (telephone calls) with a concealed listening device connected to the circuit

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Synonyms for wiretap

the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information

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tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

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There has been little open criticism of the wiretaps.
Dugdale, Chief of the Criminal Division, cited unspecified "new information" that the government had recently learned and stated that "the government's failure to earlier learn of this new information and the resulting shortcomings in the wiretap affidavits, when considered cumulatively, have led the government to determine it will no longer seek to rely on evidence gathered through the wiretaps.
Set minimum of NodeNum is 5 and wiretappers wiretap on node 2, 3 and 4 (There is no difference between nodes in wireless network).
I expect that we'll continue to see use of wiretaps and other aggressive law enforcement techniques in the white-collar area," says Seth Levine, a partner at Levine Lee.
According to Wired: "The network allows an FBI agent in New York, for example, to remotely set up a wiretap on a cell phone based in Sacramento, California, and immediately learn the phone's location, then begin receiving conversations, text messages and voicemail pass codes in New York.
Hayden asserted that the NSA's warrantless wiretap program, exposed by The New York Times in late 2005, "is not a driftnet .
Soon after Senator Russ Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin, proposed censuring the President for his unauthorized wiretap ping program, Democrats began tripping all over themselves as they rushed to back away from the proposal.
The roving wiretap provision, Section 206, allows investigators to conduct secret searches and obtain warrants to intercept a phone conversations or Internet traffic without limiting it to a specific phone or identifying the suspect.
Evidence of the plotting of that event from as early as 1990 was un wiretaps not translated until after the bombing.
Cohen's lawsuit says she learned about the wiretaps from the FBI in 2002 after a jury ordered Masry to pay Cohen $120,000 (pounds 80,000) for slander.
Electronic monitoring (including both wiretaps and microphone installations) and physical searches are excellent, and sometimes essential, sources of information for both foreign intelligence and criminal activities.
Indeed, Al Gore's "Athenian Age" of enhanced democracy was a lot shorter-lived than the original, if it drew breath at all, and with the election fiascoes and terrorist attacks of the past two years, the Bush administration has easily drowned out pleas for online town meetings and voting, clamoring instead for roving wiretaps and encryption controls.
It allows law enforcement authorities to use wiretaps to monitor private communications while investigating crimes involving illegal drugs, guns or murder thought to have been committed by organized crime groups, or the mass smuggling of people into Japan.