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wire·tap

 (wīr′tăp′)
n.
1. An act of secretly listening to or recording a person's telephone or internet conversations, often as part of a police investigation.
2. A device that is connected to a communications circuit in a concealed fashion in order to enable a wiretap.
tr.v. wire·tapped, wire·tap·ping, wire·taps
1. To listen to or record in secret (a conversation carried on over a telephone line or other communications channel), often as part of a police investigation.
2. To wiretap the conversations on (a telephone line or other communications channel), often as part of a police investigation.
3. To wiretap the conversations of (a person) or the communications devices in (a place).
4. To connect a concealed listening or recording device to (a telephone line).

wire′tap′per n.
Translations

wiretapping

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196) Since the anti-wiretapping statutes punished the innocent publishers, and not the offending wiretappers themselves, Stevens's opinion concluded that these laws penalized the wrong parties, a fact justified by a lack of empirical information from the government showing that the laws deterred wiretappers.
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The act also forbids misappropriation of trade secrets by federal wiretappers, their contractors, or cooperating communications workers--a possibility previously addressed only by requesting permission to file a civil suit against the government.
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.