An Anonymous Coward writes:
TAILS is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly.
It is a complete operating system designed to be used from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card independently of the computer's original operating system. It is Free Software and based on Debian GNU/Linux.
Tails comes with several built-in applications pre-configured with security in mind: web browser, instant messaging client, email client, office suite, image and sound editor, etc. - https://tails.boum.org/about/index.en.html
# Check first the about and warning pages to make sure that Tails is the right tool for you and that you understand well its limitations.
It can be downloaded here. There is plenty more info on the site, linked to above, giving details of the security enhancements and bug fixes over previous versions.
Just updated my Bittorrent server with this release. I always leave TAILS seeding 24/7, it's the least I can do as a "fuck you" to NSA and all the other surveillance states in the world. Of course, this means I am definitely being spied on by NSA more closely than the average shitizen. If you've ever even done a web search for TAILS or other privacy tools you are targeted for increased surveillance. [makeuseof.com]
How would the NSA tell privacy paranoid people from random fans of Sonic the Hedgehog video games? "Tails" is also the canon nickname of a character in that series [wikia.com].
How would the NSA tell privacy paranoid people from random fans of Sonic the Hedgehog video games?
I would guess they look at the IP addresses of people who connect to tails.boum.org, not Google searches for the word "tails".
Waaaait, a minute. That's a honeypot isn't it? I'm going to in the list for reading an article about people putting other people on the list.