Sen. Al Franken wants to know why Apple's iPhone has been spying on users with its location-tracking software.
When that happens, all those things are going to be spying on you, too.
Some officials are calling for expanded government roles in policing and, in some cases, spying on mosques.
mid-13c., from Old French espier "to spy," probably from Frankish *spehon, from Proto-Germanic *spekh- (cf. Old High German *spehon "to look out for, scout, spy," German spähen "to spy," Middle Dutch spien), the Germanic survivals of the productive PIE root *spek- "to look" (see scope (n.1)).
mid-13c., "one who spies on another," From Old French espie, probably from a Germanic source (see spy (v.)).