1… A small songbird in the finch family, serinus canaria domestica, originally native to islands in the North Atlantic.
2… A mechanism to test for unsafe conditions, originating from the use of canaries in coal mines to detect poisonous gases or cave-ins. If the canary died, it was time to get out of the mine. More recently, the term has been used by some online service providers to refer to an affirmative statement, updated regularly, that the provider has not been subjected to certain legal processes. If the statement is not updated in a timely fashion, users may infer that the canary statement may no longer be true.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 As of October 2, 2015 , riseup has not received any National Security Letters or FISA court orders, and we have not been subject to any gag order by a FISA court, or any other similar court of any government. Riseup has never placed any backdoors in our hardware or software and has not received any requests to do so. Riseup has never disclosed any user communications to any third party. Regarding server seizures, in a widely-reported incident , the FBI seized one of riseup's servers in April 2012. This incident happened in New York. The machine was encrypted and contained no user data. The server was returned, but it was not placed back in service. Other than this incident, as of October 2, 2015 riseup confirms that it has never had any hardware seized or taken by any third party. Riseup intends to update this report approximately once per quarter.  https://theintercept.com/2015/10/01/u-s-senators-hem-and-haw-on-saudi-arabias-human-rights-abuses/  https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/may-firstriseup-server-seizure-fbi-overreaches-yet-again -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJWDrbEAAoJEDBD4rcTmnaOIMAP/0sVB+KMtvja6aYf628pdMAC 81lo59wWLqDIBqZJppkS3agVWOwMzqxBCAc76TnTwSihGCmq3Vw5joOWzkYc63K0 38crJiF4rUON5N8TcRB964AN9YjfzzaQthNShnsqvcxnXwKx6r5FSdhC9SfWf2LY 8gc1NdlvzkCtxa/iQtmcvceRSQlpiSr92+XyN8rOIb/fGa/X2hRFfZ2kaCy5y0QE tRckXNzZPUVVHfASoRGo9ZbefzJNvVj4RwriGL+9/bGailSROx9OXXe0D1aa6Rez 23GoqMfCb8RS412gurUtpQcJSPvJAAFTgDfgVQbmAG8zZPIeASPEZ9Mfppf0T2rF ghKLFYRHO6yztzAmiT9HGlxwrKOsX6+QVD7qq2pA3za6ftE41KZJKueUN6Sx/vnw ecNNaJ1HcwOxSsa52w+RBte4LTLcJ9FDinx/MTRP1j3FsioxZyP0OzGs/K+pd5sl 55fQfSEPzBeYMTmVg+qsrtFV3USx9uzzHO+32fkj7xyWtgbMzCE2ce0O4VZnDG0n mqNMGQqQrmh7XCErK1rpFmjoL4A+WQVp+dLr6k5LavmogmNg3p3KyMIiOtJ9P/nd hy4AvlJCLxnXREztHchxsomzbgYwfKriN/HWMFRn7OucazdTp3R+rB/2Smwxcycz bahS3mlghUtxh7Cw1Qq7 =TE+n -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
You should follow these instructions to download riseup’s gpg key and verify the keyid. Then you may follow these steps to verify this statement:
- Download the signed canary statement
- Then run this command in a terminal:
gpg --verify canary-statement-signed.txt
- You should get output that says:
gpg: Signature made Fri 02 Oct 2015 09:54:28 AM PDT
gpg: using RSA key 0×3043E2B7139A768E
gpg: Good signature from “Riseup Networks <email@example.com>”
You should make sure that it says “Good signature” in the output and confirm that the keyid matches the one you verified here earlier. If this text has been altered, then this information should not be trusted.