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posted by janrinok on Monday July 06 2015, @06:46AM   Printer-friendly
from the better-safe-than-sorry dept.

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.


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  • (Score: 1) by Pino P on Monday July 06 2015, @12:56PM

    by Pino P (4721) on Monday July 06 2015, @12:56PM (#205597) Journal

    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].

  • (Score: 2) by jasassin on Tuesday July 07 2015, @02:10AM

    by jasassin (3566) <jasassin@gmail.com> on Tuesday July 07 2015, @02:10AM (#205960) Journal

    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".

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