A warrant canary is a mechanism to test for unsafe conditions, originating from the use of canaries in coal mines to detect poisonous gases or cave-ins. If the canary died, it was time to get out of the mine. More recently, the term has been used by some online service providers to refer to an affirmative statement, updated regularly, that the provider has not been subjected to certain legal processes. If the statement is not updated in a timely fashion, users may infer that the canary statement may no longer be true.
As of May 2019, Squat the Planet (StP) has not received any National Security Letters or FISA court orders, and we have not been subject to any gag order by a FISA court, or any other similar court of any government. StP has never placed any backdoors in our hardware or software and has not received any requests to do so. StP has never disclosed any user communications to any third party. We intend to update this report approximately once a quarter.