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Special Segment (Snooping) #520546

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 04, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Sophistication of electronic intelligence gathering examined; prods. available at Spectra Audio Research Incorporated displayed. [Spectra EMPLOYEE - evades question.] [Electronics consultant Bruce BIERMAN - notes speed of technology's advances.] Various snooping devices examined. G. Gordon Liddy's Gemstone Sec. of Florida, Incorporated noted. [LIDDY - considers telephone taps dinosaur equipment.] [Pvt. detective Gene SAMPIERI - recalls company's request to bug women's restroom.] Federal laws pertaining to such snooping and inability of government to discover and prosecute cases considered. Susceptibility of computers to electronic data theft noted. [LIDDY - comments.] [BIERMAN - cites recordings of computer data.] Lack of laws restricting theft of computer information found in programs such as that offered by Knoxville, Tennessee, bank noted. [Columbia Univ. spokesperson Alan WESTIN - calls for laws.]
REPORTER: James Polk

Mudd, Roger;
Polk, James

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