Today, just when Apple starts selling its new iPhones, the warrant canary of Apple went away. You can read about it here. Please also read the updates at the bottom. Also, Apple CEO Tim Cook published this open letter. He just fails to mention, that Apple does “read” your emails to
censor filter them in case they (!) consider it spam.
What does that have to do with diablog?
For one, some of our beloved readers and commentators are Apple users. They should know.
And two, our server stores visitor data. The data enable us to see how many visitors we might have, what posts are popular, etc. The visitors data include your IP address. It is stored on our server for one year. Also, when commenting, you are leaving an email address. Hint: It does not have to be yours or a a real one at all.
And last but not least, we all are guilty by association.
Existing and proposed laws, especially as related to the US Patriot Act, etc., provide for secret warrants, searches and seizures of data. To the best of my knowledge, similar laws exist in the UK, and other so-called lawful states.
Some such laws provide for criminal penalties for revealing the warrant, search or seizure, disallowing the disclosure. As we might comply with such warrants and their provisions for secrecy, we also make available, this warrant canary.
nor have any searches or seizures taken place.
You should note, if this message ever is removed.
To make checking easier, in the right hand column at the bottom, you will find a link to this post. If this is gone or changed, then something has happened.
Needless to say, we do not expect anything to happen. But then, nobody expects the Spanish inquisition.