Three senior Ikea executives in France were put under investigation on Wednesday over allegations they spied on disgruntled customers and former staff. The head of Ikea France is among those accused of employing a firm of private detectives to snoop on individual employees, particularly union activists, job applicants and even unhappy customers, and of fraudulently obtaining personal information from police files. Read more >>
The cartoon by Kipper Williams from The Guardian shows a woman pushing a trolley around an Ikea store. She is being watched by a pair of eyes which are looking through two holes in the cupboard door.
Studying the Ikea's online catalogue is a good way to improve your vocabulary relating to furniture and household goods.
Ikea is an acronym that consists of the initials of Ingvar Kamprad (the company's founder), Elmtaryd (the farm where he grew up), and Agunnaryd (his hometown in Småland, South Sweden).
I'm sure the NSA must have been involved as well.