Surreptitious

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  • conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilizati
  • marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a lurking prowler"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"; "someone skulking in the shadows"

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  • U.S. officials decide that SteathGenie, an app used to spy on the phone calls of spouses, is not so cool and arrest ...
    'The fact that it's running in surreptitious mode is what makes it so foul,' said Cindy Southworth of the National Network to End Domestic Violence Read more on this news related to 'Surreptitious'
  • U.S. officials decide that SteathGenie — an app used to spy on spouses — is illegal and arrest developer
    'The fact that it's running in surreptitious mode is what makes it so foul,' said Cindy Southworth of the National Network to End Domestic Violence Read more on this news related to 'Surreptitious'
  • 'Broomstick,' comic and creepy, sweeps away old images of fairy tale witches
    In 'Broomstick,' the audience takes on the role of a surreptitious visitor from the old woman's past, someone who ran from her in the past. Invited in, she tells her life story. The question remains, however, is she a good witch or a bad witch? Or maybe a bit of both? Read more on this news related to 'Surreptitious'

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