A mechanism to test for unsafe conditions, originating from the use of canaries in coal mines to detect poisonous gases or cave-ins. If the canary died, it was time to get out of the mine. More recently, the term has been used by some online service providers to refer to an affirmative statement, updated regularly, that the provider has not been subjected to certain legal processes. If the statement is not updated in a timely fashion, users may infer that the canary statement may no longer be true.
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA384 I confirm that I, Chunqing Shan, or vxst, am alive. My "ZongZu"(clan, family) from Ningbo has made an open death threat to me. There are about 170 men worldwide in my "ZongZu", and they agreed unanimously to kill me. The reason for this death threat is because I am a transgender woman, and it's considered to be unbearable to the clan, especially since my father is the current "ZuZhang" (leader of a tradition) of the clan, and I was their designated "ZuZhang" before my transgender identity is known to them. They believe I seriously broke the "QiYun"(a kind of luck) of the clan and the only solution is my death. They agreed that I should be killed even at the cost of the lives of clan members. I currently live under some protection. I am unsure if it will continue to keep me safe, but as long as it does, I believe I am secure. This unique circumstance has caused a delay in the signing process. This canary will be re-signed every month between the 1st and 5th after August 2022 with the GPG key with the following primary key fingerprint: F2A1 B804 3905 5888 0DFE BBA0 F085 D7C4 4866 7DEF This key can be fetched from: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/vxst/vxst/main/48667DEF.asc This canary will only end due to my death, or I have got to a safe place. I will sign a statement using the same key if the latter happens. Time of this canary's signuture: 2023-03-07 Next time of signuture: 2023-04-01 to 2023-04-05, inclusive. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iJsEARMJACMWIQR9JGsrIHSCVg0oIFYy2Kdb8s5m/QUCZAbq4QWDACY7gAAKCRAy 2Kdb8s5m/cU7AX94aya7ufE6qYPJtWlxTqytlzFIp3c0jJBjpjLl6ZhwZcjPeIkr cFS8rejw5mexzEEBgOxO3FhcfVG8ePrDx6eUHGCOzsl2PnYB9jqR3FVaHgxi3Lr4 S1+j6hsH6iRHsOT8xQ== =6uRy -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----