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eavesdrop

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Man implants ear in his arm so the world can eavesdrop on his life

An artist has a structure resembling a human ear surgically implanted in his forearm, and plans to turn it into an Internet-connected mic so anyone anywhere can hear what he hears.

By August 14, 2015

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Stanford scientists 'eavesdrop' on the human brain

A new method of recording brain activity affords scientists unprecedented monitoring -- and yes, it involves temporarily removing a portion of a patient's skull to insert packets of electrodes.

By October 15, 2013

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Major security flaw may affect 600M Samsung smartphones

Flaw in pre-installed keyboard software could allow hackers to eavesdrop on users' calls and damage handsets, a security company discovers.

By June 17, 2015

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NSA can eavesdrop on Americans' phone calls, documents show

The Guardian newspaper posts classified documents showing intelligence analysts have broad access to intercepted communications but aren't supposed to "target" Americans.

By June 20, 2013

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U.N. summit votes to support Internet eavesdropping

Deep packet inspection standard adopted despite Germany's warning that it will "empower" censorship. Other uses: detecting BitTorrent transfers and identifying "copyright protected audio content."

By December 5, 2012

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Supreme Court closes door on warrantless eavesdropping suit

After bouncing around the courts for years, the U.S.'s highest court puts an end to the case that aimed to hold AT&T liable for letting the government spy on people's phone calls and emails.

By October 9, 2012

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The 404 1,429: Where it's good enough to snoop through (podcast)

An Austrian film festival that exclusively screens vertical videos, an iPhone app that invites strangers to eavesdrop on your conversations, a Tinder flaw that pinpoints your exact location, and an e-cigarette that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. This is real!

By February 20, 2014

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Ep. 1429: Where it's good enough to snoop through

A Austrian film festival that exclusively screens vertical videos, an iPhone app that invites strangers to eavesdrop on your conversations, a Tinder flaw that pinpoints your exact location, and a e-cigarette that doubles as a bluetooth speaker. This is real!

By February 20, 2014

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NSA reportedly hacked Mexican president's e-mail account

The US infiltrated a government e-mail server to eavesdrop on former president Felipe Calderon -- a "lucrative source" of info, according to classified documents seen by Der Spiegel.

By October 20, 2013

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NSA docs boast: Now we can wiretap Skype video calls

In 2008, Skype told CNET the service could not be wiretapped. Microsoft no longer stands by that claim, and a National Security Agency document shows analysts can eavesdrop on video calls.

By July 11, 2013