Is Someone Using a Wireless Device for Eavesdropping on You Right Now?

Snooping and eavesdropping are occurring more often these days and someone could be eavesdropping on you right now. What is the definition of eavesdropping? Merriam-Webster defines passive or just eavesdropping as listening to a private conversation. Another source defines it as unauthorized real-time interception of a private communication. There are obviously a number of ways one may describe eavesdropping. Well, is it legal or illegal to eavesdrop? According to eavesdropping laws, it’s a crime if a person secretly uses an electronic device to record, overhear, or transmit a private conversation with no consent of parties to listen to what is being said. The new law that Illinois passed makes it illegal to engage in surreptitious recording, transcribing, or recording of a private communication with no permission of all parties. The law is pretty clear: without prior consent, eavesdropping secretly is a crime and punishable as such. Here are some indicators for determining if there are bugs in your home:

1) Do you hear sirens often when you say anything about the FBI? 2) Do you hear a small plane flying over your home at the oddest and earliest times, if you are restless in bed? 3) Do you hear cars going up and down your street very early in the morning, if you get up to go to the bathroom? 4) If you criticize the US government, do you hear increased traffic around your house? 5) If you say anything provocative, do you hear sirens almost immediately? 6) If you say a critical remark regarding the FBI, does anyone in your family become defensive? (Your family, under duress, may be planting bugs behind your back, inside your purse or backpack, etc.)

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