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mk  ·  1143 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit deletes surveillance 'warrant canary' in transparency report

We have talked about it. No requests to date, so we could add one at this time.

I guess you asking, and me answering or not works too.

demure  ·  1143 days ago  ·  link  ·  

well the whole point of the canary is that it gets rid of the gag order caveat. With a gag order you might not be legally allowed to answer us. The canary would let you say "we have not been served an NSL as of YYYY/MM/DD" until which time you are. The court would then not be able to compel you to lie and say that "we have not been served an NSL as of ____". Then you remove that statement and then we would be notified without you breaking the gag order. Perhaps on the tos page?

mk  ·  1143 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, I basically meant if you ask and then I don't state we haven't, then there you go.

But perhaps we can add one. I do wonder if it would make a difference if we were served one and our canary disappeared. Fuck these orders.