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                    ---===[ Qubes Canary #21 ]===---


The Qubes core developers who have digitally signed this file [1]
state the following:

1. The date of issue of this canary is October 13, 2019.

2. There have been 51 Qubes Security Bulletins published so far.

3. The Qubes Master Signing Key fingerprint is:

    427F 11FD 0FAA 4B08 0123  F01C DDFA 1A3E 3687 9494

4. No warrants have ever been served to us with regard to the Qubes OS
Project (e.g. to hand out the private signing keys or to introduce

5. We plan to publish the next of these canary statements in the first
three weeks of January 2020. Special note should be taken if no new canary
is published by that time or if the list of statements changes without
plausible explanation.

Special announcements


Disclaimers and notes

We would like to remind you that Qubes OS has been designed under the
assumption that all relevant infrastructure is permanently
compromised.  This means that we assume NO trust in any of the servers
or services which host or provide any Qubes-related data, in
particular, software updates, source code repositories, and Qubes ISO

This canary scheme is not infallible. Although signing the declaration
makes it very difficult for a third party to produce arbitrary
declarations, it does not prevent them from using force or other
means, like blackmail or compromising the signers' laptops, to coerce
us to produce false declarations.

The news feeds quoted below (Proof of freshness) serves to demonstrate
that this canary could not have been created prior to the date stated.
It shows that a series of canaries was not created in advance.

This declaration is merely a best effort and is provided without any
guarantee or warranty. It is not legally binding in any way to
anybody. None of the signers should be ever held legally responsible
for any of the statements made here.

Proof of freshness

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:51:40 +0000

Source: SPIEGEL ONLINE - International (https://www.spiegel.de/international/index.rss)
Far-Right Terrorism: Deadly Attack Exposes Lapses in German Security Apparatus
Opinion: This Isn't the Drill, It's the Catastrophe
The PiS Dynasty: Kaczynski Party in Control Ahead of Polish Vote
Time To Act: Trump's Impeachment Inquiry Is Imperative for the World
Predictable Chaos: Europe Braces for the Effects of Brexit

Source: NYT > World News (https://rss.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/World.xml)
Hundreds of ISIS Supporters Flee Detention Amid Turkish Airstrikes
12 Hours. 4 Syrian Hospitals Bombed. One Culprit: Russia.
Typhoon Hagibis: Helicopters and Boats Rescue the Stranded
Police Officer is Stabbed in Hong Kong During Flash-Mob Protests
Pullback Leaves Green Berets Feeling ‘Ashamed,’ and Kurdish Allies Describing ‘Betrayal’

Source: BBC News - World (https://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/world/rss.xml)
Turkey-Syria offensive: US to evacuate 1,000 troops as Turkey advances
Hong Kong protests: President Xi warns of 'crushed bodies'
Black woman shot dead by Texas police through bedroom window
Simone Biles wins record 24th world medal
Hunter Biden to step down from China board amid Trump attacks

Source: Reuters: World News (http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/worldnews)
Exclusive: U.S. could pull bulk of troops from Syria in matter of days - officials
Exit polls project Tunisian landslide win for Kais Saied
Poland's ruling nationalists set to win election: exit poll
U.S. to pull last troops from north Syria as Turkey presses offensive against Kurds
Russia takes part in talks between Syria and Kurdish-led SDF

Source: Blockchain.info


[1] This file should be signed in two ways: (1) via detached PGP
signatures by each of the signers, distributed together with this
canary in the qubes-secpack.git repo, and (2) via digital signatures
on the corresponding qubes-secpack.git repo tags. [2]

[2] Don't just trust the contents of this file blindly! Verify the
digital signatures!