New U.S. Spy Satellite Features Logo Reminiscent of a James Bond Villain Organization

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Wed, Dec 11th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Joe Mullin from Ars Technica shows off the logo of a new surveillance satellite launched by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Cool as the logo looks, sporting the words nothing is beyond our reach with a menacing octopus wrapping its tentacles around the world may have been a poor PR move in the Snowden-era.

While the NRO might be thinking that the octopus represents versatility and intelligence, the mysterious creature has often been used as a symbol for a scary, evil kind of intelligence in popular culture. In the James Bond movie series, the organization long serving as Bond's archenemy was named SPECTRE, had a black octopus logo, and ran an underwater black market called The Octopus. In later movies, SPECTRE simply changed its name to OCTOPUS.

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