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VPN – Warrant Canary – How do you know if a warrant has been issued against your VPN?

12/10/2014

In these dark days of government surveillance, kangaroo FISA court orders, and the Patriot Act, how can you trust your communications are not subject to a court order?  The answer lies in using a VPN that uses a “Warrant Canary” to signal that no gagging orders have been served.

Warrant Canary

Some VPN providers issue a “Warrant Canary”.  This means they will signal to you if a warrant has been issued.  Here we examine the “Warrant Canary” system of IVPN.  IVPN are a VPN provider who promise to shut down their services and relocate, rather than co-operating with surveillance.  This is their system.

https://www.ivpn.net/resources/canary.txt

Step 1 – IVPN will confirm that no warrants have been served or assets seized

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Step 2 – Headlines from a Newspaper to “time” the message

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Step 3 – EU Data Protection – No PII  – Personally Identifiable Information

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IVPN promise to shut down and relocate if they are ever forced to log you.

That’s one heck of a commitment.

In addition they operate the “Warrant Canary”; if pressure is applied to them, you’ll know about it, as the “Canary in the Coalmine” will warn users.

IVPN

www.ivpn.net

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Apple’s Patriot-Act-detecting “warrant canary” dies

http://boingboing.net/2014/09/18/apples-patriot-act-detecting.html

 

Which is the safest VPN on the market? Who do I use for a VPN?

https://uwnthesis.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/which-is-the-safest-vpn-on-the-market-which-vpn-cares-most-for-your-privacy/

 

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