Warrant Canary Now On Dedicated Page


In an effort to clean up the primary page I have decided to put the text of each canary on its own dedicated page. The latest warrant canary will always be available at https://mikethegoat.wordpress.com/canary from now on. Whenever I update the canary I will make a short one or two line post to the main feed, but will relegate the entire signed post to its own page.

This shouldn’t be misinterpreted as a deprecation of the canary concept. Indeed, I will continue to religiously update the canary at a minimum of every month unless there is a reason why I cannot comply. If you do not see a current canary, then assume that I have received an NSL or similar judicial compromise.

To make it easier for the viewer to verify, I will note the expiration date of the canary. Expect to see an updated and PGP signed canary posted to this page no later than the 4th of July.

New Warrant Canary

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 WARRANT    _))               Mike The Goat
 CANARY    > *\     _~        B7A04065 4096R exp 20151026 (current)
           `;'\\__-' \_       6054D4D2 4096R exp 20140104 (expired)
              | )  _ \ \      https://mikethegoat.wordpress.com
             / / ``   w w     ..> retrieve email from PGP metadata <..
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I, the author of the blog known as Mike The Goat and identified by
ownership of the private key of B7A04065 categorically state under
penalty of perjury, that I am not an employee of any United States
government organization including but not limited to the FBI, NSA,
CIA or ATF. Furthermore I declare that I am not an employee of a
state government, nor am I an employee, member or volunteer of any
law enforcement agency both in the United States and abroad.

As at 06:38 PDT (2338Z) on Monday the 12th of May I have received
no communications from any government agency invoking FISA or
similar provisions to compel both my cooperation and my silence by
prohibiting discussion of the order and its content.

While I understand that the aforementioned legislation, despite it
being blatanly unconstitutional can be used to 'gag' those named
within, I will not sign any declaration if any of the information
contained within it is not truthful or misleading. I will comply
with this even if it ultimately results in the contravention of a
court (an illegal and unconstitional one at that) order.

As I write this declaration the DAX is at 9,672.81 with Au and Ag
at 1291.1 and 19.550 respectively. Reuters headlines include
"Franco-German show of unity masks policy divide" while the front
page of USA Today's website reads "Report: New video shows missing
Nigeria schoolgirls." Bloomberg reports "Russia Hails Local Votes
to Split From Ukraine as EU Imposes Sanctions." This information
is appended to each declaration to prove that this text really was
composed and digitally signed on the date declared to eliminate
the possibility that the declarations were signed en masse at an
earlier date. More information is available on my blog.

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Updated Warrant Canary

Given the reasonably long hiatus I have taken from actively participating in security blogs I felt that an updated warrant canary wouldn’t be such a bad thing. Here goes.

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I - the writer of this blog, identified by the pseudonym "Mike The Crypto Goat" and with PGP key ID B7A04065 (current key, 4096R, expires 2015-10-26 and issued to replace 6054D4D2 on 2014-01-04) state, under penalty of perjury, that I am categorically not in the employment of the United States government, nor do I perform any task for the aforementioned entity in any capacity. Furthermore I state that I am not an agent, employee or intelligent asset of any government. As of this day I have not received an order under FISA or any other secret (or otherwise) court and am under no duress as I write this statement to this effect. While I understand that the mentioned law, while abhorrent and unconstitutonal (and thus invalid) can effectively be used to 'gag' the free expression of this individual, I will not and shall not sign such a declaration if any information contained within it is not truthful, or where the information within it may be misleading. I will comply with this even if it ultimately results in the contravention of a court (an illegal and unconstitional one at that) order.

As I write this declaration it is 19:05 UTC on Friday April 11 2014, and the DOW sits at 16,023.93 and the NASDAQ at 3,994.55 with the markets still open. Yesterday's USA Today reported that "The Nasdaq composite index, prone to big drops lately, tumbled 129.79 points, or 3.1%, to 4,054.11. It was the worst point drop since Aug. 18, 2011, when the index dropped 131.05 points." On reuters, the head news story is "A fresh face on Obamacare" with secondary stories "Detroit closer to exiting bankruptcy after swaps deal approval" and the possibly alarmist "U.S. says Hackers trying to use Heartbleed bug."

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