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 February 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 February 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/2016/02/09/quakers-are-making-sure-candidates-are-grilled-on-substantive-issues/  https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/may-firstriseup-server-seizure-fbi-overreaches-yet-again -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJWvDEeAAoJEDBD4rcTmnaO6mkP/jUBF+DIz7cyLbaD2EeWdi9L y7YmfK2so6I+WBXhODcntXGV6IcNSrdtQCsQcETjV5KS77WF/Dojn/uBeg6lUwme f9A0m25dT4AcKptj+y+bw3998dQvJjQ7v7HKleabGXG8pvP6Zan3LCB/vFCRePA4 etDxxcI1DId4xEugliN6aHaO9BJ+/oLSxvMjfPwVbvFiY9hjqsQFkEXsJ8ktznKS xfY6fxbJqwgu1glYpYzuMp3/T/Pf61B8t02gPPLbOTz19NVrzdPhBbzQr1qCUCSG e0i2cyLZnvCKGfDsvSWxcqQCB+NfL74q8752agBWpsme3q3Bta14wKtqqOlPyTQO 3tJRpHlNhBA8KThOzNNPYBnwBvg5e+K1Y13c9vN5knmENElRh1AZ1/zlWca0c9Rb 7Wenbzomu7gg7niMpXafwJDho4w86eklAndr9pNJiWtKvNkCVe8RY7nvkJhaWpWH 2qapvTgn7ZTiLxRnI3JUNAOqOzL6I4VsJdr+6SEmUOAqfKH230gzUvIeu+Pnwd5z Dlz0eQdJpiABbSSuzXBZ5mizQwKknKx9YXZutg6kYUi1+zWfeB25wjQ5MbMT/aDI aPEpRJOLa0o08ESwhtarl/DdS2uGYaDQ2uxbb9UUUh5gZR5wATuSdTLNjA26cVzd 4BD84ZfVmQQf/LKO6jZv =KQYy -----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 Wed 10 Feb 2016 10:58:38 PM PST
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.