I kept waiting for someone else to post a related topic to this but no one did so before everyone completely forgets the incident here goes.
It was announced that an agency of the American government (FBI, CIA, NSA, VISTA?) dug a tunnel under the Russian Council offices in San Franciso in order to monitor goings on there (using such things as listening devices, and computer monitors). It turned out Hansen (the FBI agent turned Russian spy) probably compromised this, but my question is, what is the legality of this activity by the U.S. government.
Yes, I know that they (the Russians) do it, so we can (or should be able to) do it. And, yes, they are the “bad guys” so as “good guys” we can (or should be able to) do it.
Still I wonder, is it legal for our government to do this?