Reddit's Canary is Dead

 You might remember last May when I wrote about Warrant Canaries.  Well, sometime since October, Reddit's has fallen off the perch and stuck its tiny feet in the air (and no, it's not pinin' for the fjords).

Ars Technica reported yesterday that this statement:

As of January 29, 2015, reddit has never received a National Security Letter, an order under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or any other classified request for user information. If we ever receive such a request, we would seek to let the public know it existed.

-- present in Reddit's Transparency Report published last year covering 2014 -- was missing from the new 2015 edition, published yesterday.  Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, known on the site as "spez," wrote: "I've been advised not to say anything one way or the other." 

Which, of course, says it all.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F