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Federal authorities have apprehended a banker they believe to have been working as a Russian spy in New York City. The FBI says that he is connected to a Russian spy ring with at least two others. Just in: FBI arrests Russian spy in the Bronx who was part of ring attempting to collect economic […]

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Miriam Moskowitz, a 98-year-old woman who was wrongly accused of being a spy more than 60 years ago, has filed papers in Manhattan Federal Court to dismiss the conviction, the Daily News reports. The brief asks “to correct a miscarriage of justice from the McCarthy era, of which Ms. Moskowitz is perhaps the last living victim.” Moskowitz was arrested in […]

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For his latest piece, Spanish urban intervention artist SpY installed 150 nonfunctional surveillance cameras on a nondescript wall in Madrid. The work, titled CAMERAS, is a monolithic reminder that you’re always being watched, no matter where you are, and there’s something aesthetically satisfying about its symmetry and repetition as well. SpY wouldn’t say where exactly the […]

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This week’s news that the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office’s latest spy mission has a giant Earth-devouring octopus for a logo inspired us to look into the history of N.R.O’s visuals. Turns out the fearsome cephalopod is only the tip of the iceberg. The N.R.O., the existence of which was classified until 1992, over 30 years […]

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A clever, mischievous street artist has shrink-wrapped at least two polizeiautos in Cologne, Germany. A few German bloggers seem to think it’s the work of Spanish public space interventionist SpY, which seems credible as he’s pulled this kind of thing in NYC before. We’ve reached out to the artist to confirm. UPDATE: We heard back from SpY, who confirmed that […]

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Just when captured/deported Russian spy Anna Chapman began fading in our memory, reducing herself to a vague, shapely ginger aura… Bang, there she is at an arms-expo in Russia, hugging a giant gun and standing next to some riffles. The government-trained seductress has a love hate relationship with weapons, but hey, you gotta throw the fans […]

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One of the wittier public space-hacking vandals, SpY, sent us word of his latest “intervention.” The Spanish artist painted an enormous “LEÉ” (translated: “Read it”) across the facade of an abandoned building in Madrid. Watch the bonus video of him in action below. […]

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Following his recent stint in New York, Madrid-based street artist Spy pulled off a spoilsport intervention, bricking over a soccer goal in Spain and rendering the court unusable. |Ekosystem| […]

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After turning a skatepark into a Pac-Man painting, SpY continues public intervening, installing his art recently in Rotterdam and New York. Creating what at first sometimes appears a senseless prank, the Madrid-based street artist appropriates familiar street settings for his commentary on surveillance, police and the economy. And where construction cones and police tape offer […]

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Spy is a Madrid-based street artist and public space interventionist who creates amazing urban furniture—like this out of reach basketball hoop—among other landscape-altering modifications. He sent us two of his most recent works. Behold the mighty Pac-Man ghosts and after the jump, his specialty ‘Soccer Web’ installation. […]

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