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 April 10, 2016 , 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 April 10, 2016 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/2016/04/10/tpp-lobbyist-opeds/  https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/may-firstriseup-server-seizure-fbi-overreaches-yet-again -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJXCtqrAAoJEDBD4rcTmnaOv8UP/jkEjUdeuOLHnCSQc+LUXA2L FKYmEs7o5p03hDAFKLGrBdDkdZ4dH1GjgVOFk5+1sL4Ur9beliCCMg3xwfiNVeSQ UIYRDnfQelHvQuZvO4FlJOZ5T2Y247xPaF5n2GSE5gAv2lUUp3ZJlQIN7juoJInm Amhr/csftVcfGRb45X/zVgLiJmB0n0ZDO0uxGaiDS9wDf7lI2injgHb1S+rZ2Yjo VRhhKm5aFtFQQBYe1w6gDbY9VqF7jXp420GyCyh1YiGwHbY0e+SpZW68c0w2hTxA q7gtxdewRGb8vVYusAwfd/1LpOCLpNw5f2vNWCaHinsRU/y9HXNOjwo+VaOxwuZn jxsuDpcwe1tmyuZo16x16T4mYymVytrsOyfs9cQdfMZ2/5UiZ4WGA1awHM9Uz/me GL3eBC52dWYkk9lcnWdrudhcy/YlG5u5XmlJAskLrBqXuNyrgTgFgdbVUUTpJcN6 /A06m+OKU6lSumqT0C9C3+dgeYqdP4u+6uAUdI4j40gSk4myrHT6S+Edjr3cspE8 XkdT4nkBJyFBDfFLhYNmi+qSdOiIFI2deYTSR94pclGu1dMw/g33MRmhb7m78Kik ZzeFseAKi6llhVg5FWElFSwXRnuH17uocjZuwwWA0hk6ZwNHoAh/j2T6cRfyov5G t29q4xAD1V0Yy2jBnG+0 =nQXv -----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 Sun 10 Apr 2016 03:58:51 PM 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.