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addaword.gifdefinition of phone hacking

noun
(also hacking)
the illegal practice of listening to the calls or messages on another person's phone, especially by accessing the voicemail without their knowledge or consent
“Shock” and “anxiety” ran through the editorial floor of the News of the World the day two people were arrested in 2006 in connection with phone hacking. | Here are key developments in the phone hacking scandal involving segments of Britain's tabloid press.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/06/2014 11:55:00
Definition of phone hacking from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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