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Is the canary pining for the fjords?

In light of the latest news reports, I was curious... Has Metafilter ever received a National Security Letter or a FISA court surveillance warrant? Hundreds of thousands of NSL's and tens of thousands of FISA warrants have been handed out to various websites and organizations over the past decade. A single order can encompass multiple individuals' records. MetaFilter's members include several well known "people of interest" in the security and infosec world, including some who have been targeted with NSL's through other online providers, such as Google. Unfortunately, it is illegal to answer "yes" to this question; however, if a mod would like to answer "no comment" or perhaps just not answer this thread at all, as opposed to giving a flat "no, never", I'm sure we could draw our own conclusions. Also, given that Jessamyn was the creator of the original library warrant canary, does MeFi as a site have a similar warrant canary? If not, did it ever? (See also: "My National Security Letter Gag Order", posted in 2007 and Jessamyn's blog about librarians who successfully challenged a NSL.)
posted by Asparagirl on Jun 25, 2013 - 77 comments

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