Storj Labs Inc. Warrant Canary
Existing and proposed laws, especially as relate to the US Patriot Act, etc., provide for secret warrants, searches and seizures of data, such as library records.
Some such laws provide for criminal penalties for revealing the warrant, search or seizure, disallowing the disclosure of events that would materially affect the users of a service such as Storj Labs Inc.
Storj Labs Inc. and its principals and employees will in fact comply with such warrants and their provisions for secrecy.
Storj Labs Inc. will also make available, monthly, a “warrant canary” in the form of a cryptographically signed message containing the following:
a declaration that, up to that point, no warrants have been served, nor have any searches or seizures taken place
a cut and paste headline from a major news source, establishing date
Special note should be taken if these messages ever cease being updated, or are removed from this page.
The current message is here:
—–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA512
As of 7/1/2019, Storj Labs Inc. has never received a National Security Letter, an order under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or any other classified request for user information. If we ever receive such a request, we would seek to let the public know it existed.
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This scheme is not infallible. Although signing the declaration makes it impossible for a third party to produce arbitrary declarations, it does not prevent them from using force to coerce Storj Labs Inc. to produce false declarations. The news clip in the signed message serves to demonstrate that that update could not have been created prior to that date. It shows that a series of these updates were not created in advance and posted on this page.