Transparency report

In this transparency report, Astrohaus aims to disclose requests for sensitive user information. At present, this report comprises a warrant canary which is a colloquial term for a regularly published statement that a service provider has not received legal process that it would be prohibited from saying it had received, such as a national security letter.

In the future, we may expand this report to cover related information like requests by copyright owners to remove works or statistics about malicious login attempts or other attacks.

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 those provided by Astrohaus Inc.

Astrohaus Inc. and its principals and employees will in fact comply with such warrants and their provisions for secrecy.

Astrohaus Inc. will also make available, semianually, 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

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 Astrohaus 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.

Special note should be taken if these messages ever cease being updated, or are removed from this page.

The current message is here:

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Status: All good
Period: July 1 to December 31, 2017

During this period, Astrohaus has received:

Zero National Security Letters
Zero Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders
Zero gag orders that prevent us from from stating that we have received legal process seeking our users' information

Astrohaus and its assets have never been the subject to any government seizures, warrants, or searches.

We have never received any requests from government entities to install backdoors in our products and we have never complied with same.

If we ever receive such a request, we would seek to let the public know it existed.

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