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watchdog

Colloquial term for a voluntary or professional overseer of a service or service provider.
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EU watchdogs said the list of passengers' personal data to be passed on to the United States should be narrowed down and its use limited to terrorism and related crimes.
Political watchdogs note that lawmakers make a bigger name for themselves by launching new caucuses than joining existing ones.
One key point of contact between federal law enforcement agencies and the "watchdog" community is the "Militia Watchdog Mailing List," an e-mail discussion forum established through the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training program (SLATT).
HEALTH watchdogs in Coventry have been praised by regional NHS bosses for their work in representing the interests of city patients.
The best we get from watchdogs these days are post-mortem analyses--i.
The new non-partisan, non-profit organization unveiled key initiatives today including a Congress-focused website based on the Wikipedia model called Congresspedia; the findings of a bipartisan poll by Celinda Lake and Ed Goeas on public attitudes towards corruption in Congress; and a first round of grants to encourage good government organizations to make more effective use of the Internet to promote transparency in Congress and empower citizens to be the best watchdogs of their own elected representatives.
Under the impending federal consent decree, hundreds of officers will be redeployed as watchdogs over just about everything cops do on the street.
AUSTIN, Texas -- IT Watchdogs, the experts in low-cost IT climate and power monitoring, today announced it shipped the MiniGoose, a compact climate monitor for use in server rooms and computer cabinets.
A new feature, unique to Actional Looking Glass, Actional watchdogs enable organizations to identify and prevent potential service failures by automatically and proactively checking service availability and performance.
TrustBank is utilizing SumxNet to offer its customers two unique online banking features, Account Watchdogs and Personal Accountant.
The content watchdogs first ensure the page or site is safe and wholesome.
AFTER Ubisoft gave them the chance to create their own video games, we asked local children what their favourite current titles are Connor Swales, 14, from Stockton said: "I like Watchdogs because you can use the mobile phone on the game to hack into systems like CCTV and other stuff.