Information Awareness Office Website
Deletes Its Logo

by Russ Kick

The disappeared logo

>>> The government's Information Awareness Office--you know, the Defense agency that's running the Total Information Awareness Program, the huge database that will track everything about everyone in the US and beyond, helmed by convicted felon John Poindexter--keeps getting more shy. First, the IAO took down the biographies of its senior staff. (The Memory Hole has mirrored them here.)

Now, the IAO has removed its eye-death-ray logo, which was denounced far and wide as being Orwellian, Masonic, and just plain creepy as hell.

Above, we've archived the logo's large version. Below, we've archived the IAO's banner, which used to incorporate the logo but is now quite plain. (The banner also used to contain the IAO's slogan, "Scienta est potentia," which is Latin for, "Knowledge is power.")

To fondly recall how the logo and banner used to look in context, follow these links:

The original homepage (with logo) | The current homepage (sans logo)

The original TIA page (with logo-banner) | The current TIA page (with plain banner)

The original banner

The current banner