This is actually really good news, for those of us who know what these are. Chia Network has just published their “warrant canary” website, which is a collection of true statements about activities that have not occurred. Because a gag order can’t force you to lie, just to avoid telling the truth, if one of the following statements becomes untrue through government action Chia Network will remove that statement and it will be akin to legally telling the community about gagged activities.
- not been issued any National Security letters;
- not been issued any gag orders;
- not been served with secret government subpoenas or warrants;
- not been issued any Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders;
- no knowledge of backdoors in our network, cryptography, or software;
- not had any seizures of assets.
As you can see, number 5 is probably the most relevant to us. To me at least. But any time a single letter on this page changes it is a very big deal for the network.
Being a USa company they do not enjoy the same freedoms as some of the rest of us as it relates to their National Security apparatus and must resort to measures such as this. Lets hope this page never changes, but if there ever is a change or alteration we will report on it immediately and let the community know. Many companies employ warrant canaries, and doing so presents an odd juxtaposition where Chia Network behaves like a community focused organization sometimes, and other times are sending explicit threats to their biggest supports.