Dear Qubes community,

We have published Qubes Canary #14. The text of this canary is reproduced below. This canary and its accompanying signatures will always be available in the Qubes Security Pack (qubes-secpack).

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                    ---===[ Qubes Canary #14 ]===---


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

1. The date of issue of this canary is December  10, 2017.

2. There have been 36 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
two weeks of March 2018. 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

$ date -R -u
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:50:18 +0000

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Trump's Jerusalem Folly: Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace
U.S. Economy: Trump Tax Plan Worries Europe
Alleged INF Treaty Violation: U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles
Donald Trump and Jerusalem: 'I Don't See Potential Upsides'
Liberated Raqqa: The Stench of Death amid Hopes for Life

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
For Older Venezuelans, Fleeing Crisis Means ‘Starting From Zero,’ Even at 90
Protests in Lebanon Near U.S. Embassy After Trump’s Jerusalem Decision
Jerusalem: It’s Tense, Crowded and Can Feel Like a Jail
The Interpreter: The Jerusalem Issue, Explained
Macron Steps Into Middle East Role as U.S. Retreats

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Netanyahu: Palestinians must face reality over Jerusalem
Nobel Peace Prize winner Ican warns nuclear war 'a tantrum away'
Actress Zaira Wasim: I was molested on flight
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - tributes to Carrie Fisher at LA premiere
North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, UN says after visit

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut
Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State
With foes absent, Venezuela's socialists to gain from local vote
UK's Johnson meets Iran president as he lobbies for jailed aid worker
Honduras tribunal says partial vote recount shows same result

$ curl -s ''

$ python3 -c 'import sys, json; print(json.load(sys.stdin)['\''blocks'\''][10]['\''hash'\''])'


[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!