Dear Qubes Community,

We have published Qubes Canary #16. 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 #16 ]===---


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

1. The date of issue of this canary is June 14, 2018.

2. There have been 41 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 October 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
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:47:57 +0000

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Rise of the Autocrats: Liberal Democracy Is Under Attack
Economic Trumpism: U.S. President Makes Life Tough for German Companies
The G-7 Fiasco: It's Time to Isolate Donald Trump
Finance Minister Olaf Scholz: 'Germany Has a Special Responsibility'
Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Trump Sees End to North Korea Threat Despite Unclear Path Forward
Humanitarian Crisis Worsens in Yemen After Attack on Port
Who Is Behind Trump’s Links to Arab Princes? A Billionaire Friend
Trump-Kim Summit Creates New Anxieties for Asian Allies
New Delhi Dispatch: The Personal Wake-Up Call to Prayers, a Ramadan Tradition, Is Endangered

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
North Korea sanctions remain until complete denuclearisation, says US
London Breed becomes San Francisco's first black female mayor
Chile police raid Catholic Church offices amid sex abuse scandal
Yemen war: Fighting rages over vital port of Hudaydah
Apple to close iPhone security loophole used by police

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Pompeo says North Korea sanctions to remain until complete denuclearization
Saudi-led coalition keeps up Hodeidah assault before U.N. meeting
Italy still waiting for apology from France's Macron: deputy PM
In boost for Australian PM, right-wing party loses power to block his bills
'Where is Singapore?': Trump-Kim summit a PR coup for tiny city-state

$ 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!