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                    ---===[ Qubes Canary #20 ]===---


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

1. The date of issue of this canary is July  3, 2019.

2. There have been 49 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 2019. 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
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 23:32:11 +0000

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u https://www.spiegel.de/international/index.rss
No Way Back: Why Most Syrian Refugees Want to Stay in Germany
Lifelong Refugees: Ethiopia Is the Ultimate Destination for Many Fleeing Home
Former Secretary of Defense Panetta on Iran: 'You Can Create Chaos, but You'd Better Have a Plan'
'Hell Is Coming': What Lies Ahead for Europe's Climate
Amores Perros: The Paco-Addicted Youth of Buenos Aires

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u https://rss.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/World.xml
Rouhani Says Iran Will Begin Enriching Uranium at Higher Level in Days
As Protests Rock Hong Kong, Xi Jinping’s View of History Shows He Will Dig In
Airstrike Kills Dozens of Migrants at Detention Center in Tripoli
Rahul Gandhi Resigns as Leader of India’s Congress Party
Ethiopian-Israelis Protest for 3rd Day After Fatal Police Shooting

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u https://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/world/rss.xml
Stromboli: One dead as volcano erupts on Italian island
Wolf Pack ruling: New Spain sex attack trial reignites rape law debate
Boeing gives $100m to help 737 Max crash families
Manslaughter charges dropped against shot pregnant mum
Warehouse fire destroys 40,000 barrels of bourbon

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/worldnews
Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
26 dead in fishing boat accident off Honduran coast
Putin to meet pope in shadow of Ukraine crisis
Boeing makes $100 million pledge for 737 MAX crash-related support
At least 44 die as air strike hits Libya migrant detention center: U.N.

$ curl -s 'https://blockchain.info/blocks/?format=json' |\
  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!