electronic surveillance


: the act of using electronic devices to watch people or things

Examples of electronic surveillance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Much of the funding goes to intelligence, including electronic surveillance, human sources, and other means. Daniel Byman, Foreign Affairs, 3 Oct. 2017 Sinclair also faced charges of conspiracy to destroy government property in 1972, which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and resulted in a landmark decision that prohibited the government’s use of electronic surveillance without a warrant. Gary Graff, Billboard, 2 Apr. 2024 Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in particular have sophisticated electronic surveillance systems that would make a clandestine hit challenging. Keir Simmons, NBC News, 9 Jan. 2024 The information does not concern an imminent threat, and it was obtained using authorities granted to the intelligence community under Section 702 of a key electronic surveillance law that is being hotly debated in Congress, according to officials with knowledge of the matter. Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2024 The advanced satellite, electronic surveillance, and other intelligence capabilities that the United States and other partners provide are critical. Mark Cancian, Foreign Affairs, 8 Feb. 2024 Fishing monitoring, whether by human workers or electronic surveillance, has long been a contentious issue among commercial fishermen. Patrick Whittle, Fortune, 9 Jan. 2024 Voice, as in criticism of government policies that could lead to civic political action, has always been severely limited by the CCP, and its use of electronic surveillance and repression has only grown in recent years. Zongyuan Zoe Liu, Foreign Affairs, 3 Oct. 2023 Last week, the Swedish government said that an increase in threats has led to the adoption of a new law that gives police more powers to check the country’s borders and use electronic surveillance. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2023

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“Electronic surveillance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronic%20surveillance. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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