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In the ’50s and ’70s, the NSA, CIA and FBI had variously eavesdropped on American dissidents, drugged unwitting innocents in mind-control experiments and directly interfered with American politics.
Desirable and modern, the artist’s work seems to maintain a playful dialogue with the past—one that would certainly be exciting to eavesdrop in on.
The court’s existence has never been a secret since it was established 40 years ago by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which required that the government obtain warrants to eavesdrop on Americans in national security cases.
The Nunes memo says the FBI based its request for eavesdropping permission on information provided by former British spy Christopher Steele while Steele was working for Democrats.
The memo argues that the FBI misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court about the basis for its application to eavesdrop on Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
At its worst, Man of the Woods is like eavesdropping on conversations between the kinds of couples who go out in matching outfits.
Tahani is forced to walk down a hallway without eavesdropping on what every famous or interesting person on the planet thinks about her.
Earlier this month, Knight filed a motion accusing the L.A. Sherriff's Department of eavesdropping on meetings with his attorneys.
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Origin and Etymology of eavesdrop
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: to listen secretly to what other people are saying
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