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.
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.
Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:
• use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;
• all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
• leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;
• use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.
New in version 2.10
- Upgrade Tor to 0.2.9.9.
- Upgrade Tor Browser to 6.5.
- Upgrade Linux to 4.8. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.)
- Upgrade Icedove to 45.6.0.
- Replace AdBlock Plus with uBlock Origin.
- Configure the APT package manage to use Debian’s Onion services.
- Install the AMDGPU display driver. This should improve the support for newer AMD graphics adapters.
- Renamed the Boot Loader Menu entries from “Live” to “Tails”, and replaced the confusing “failsafe” wording with “Troubleshooting Mode”.
- Add support for exFAT.
- Remove Nyx (previously called arm).
- Rewrite Tor control port filter entirely. Now Tails can safely support OnionShare, the circuit view of Tor Browser, and similar. This also enabled Whonix to replace their own similar piece of software with this one.