They have stated that the project has been a major success, but they will no longer accept submissions of new canaries or monitor the existing canaries for changes or take downs. It seems that this has not been caused by any government intervention, but was a choice of the project creators. They had started with eleven canaries; within four months that number grew to fifty; at the end of the project there were almost seventy warrant canaries in the Canary Watch database, with requests to add dozens more.

Interestingly enough, they indicate that they attribute this success to the disappearance of reddit's warrant canary from their 2016 transparency report. Needless to say, this is quite big news and is another valid reason to think that Warrant Canaries work and are here to stay.

We at MoonVPN will continue to publish our canary document of course. If it dissapears, you may be relatively certain that we have received some form of government request that we were made to comply with.

Friday, September 9, 2016

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