phone tapping

noun

British
: the act of secretly placing a microphone inside a telephone in order to hear and record private conversations

Examples of phone tapping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scandal led to revelations of more intrusive means such as phone tapping, home bugging and using deception to obtain flight information and medical records. Staff and Wire Reports., USA TODAY, 7 June 2023 Petro fired Benedetti as Ambassador to Caracas on Friday amid a widening probe into allegations of phone tapping and abuse of power. Matthew Bristow, Bloomberg.com, 5 June 2023 Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is in court this week as one of several high-profile names suing Associated Papers, which owns the Daily Mail, over allegations of phone tapping and other invasions of privacy. Doha Madani, NBC News, 28 Mar. 2023

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“Phone tapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phone%20tapping. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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