I’ve been silent as of late! This should not indicate anything however with Canary as I have been actively developing it and tuning it to be better and more feature-rich. How about we cover what has been changed?
You can view all the changes now at: https://canary.pw
Who done what? Related results!
This is the feature I have been wanting to have up and running since day one: related items.
Basically if you view a document, it will attempt to find anything related to it based on its content. There are still some features to be added to that functionality, but it’s quite possible you could suffer from the same problem that some people have when reading one Wikipedia article and finding that you’ve gone from My Little Pony to Adolf Hitler in two hops (try this if you’re curious about this).
The search has been moved to the top-right of the screen like in the old version but has been simplified to allow for you to look for other items in the process. Gone are the mentions of the bangs (they’re still there however) but ready to read is a help page.
I have removed the functionality that allowed for searching of phone numbers. The reason for this is quite simple: the false positives were quite problematic.
The bangs are fully documented now and have had some of their abilities extended. You can check out the Help page to see more.
Presenting at BSides Vancouver
I will be presenting at BSides Vancouver on March 11th. The talk will feature some of the origins of Canary and will also discuss some other related items. I definitely invite you to come out if you’re able to come to the conference.
I plan to submit this elsewhere so stay tuned for that.
I am looking for donations as I wish to expand the service. There is a plan to expand this service to allow for access via an API, but this won’t be available for a few more months.
You can submit a donation via the links on this page:
I also take DOGE if you wish to send me that as well. :)
The address for DOGE is DU8hYS4Z9Nb3fG155LfcnxMVjKzp3MJJsN.
Please let me know via Twitter (@afreak) or via IRC (afreak on Freenode) if you wish to let me know of a problem. At the time of this writing, I am aware of the problem with the left column links when viewing the page, but I have a fix due for tomorrow.