Gigglebit: NSA in da house

23 Jul 2014

US President Barack Obama with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? What candidate has the best IT skills for this job, and what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today we look at this brilliant piece of visual art from artist Oliver Bienkowski, who shone a projection of ‘MC’ US President Barack Obama onto the American embassy in Berlin.

Bienkowski has made numerous references to the United States and its international spying operations under the National Security Agency (NSA) in the past and has referred to the US as the ‘United Stasi of America’.

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic