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Out of transparency and a reminder:

There is not yet a clear definition on how Tails likes to have its fediverse account managed.

At least until then, bear in mind that this account is not run by its core project members, but by a happy user and contributor of Tails. Nothing of what you read here, is an official statement.

Once you feel any discomfort how this account is managed, or have suggestions for improvement, please reach out to @syster (that's me) or this account.

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We are hiring a technical writing consultant to strengthen our Technical Writing team.

find out more here:
tails.boum.org/jobs/technical_

"If you are part of a group that is under-represented in Free and Open Source Software communities, we particularly encourage you to apply.

We acknowledge that our community is not as diverse as we would like it to be. We understand that we are part of the problem.

We want to be part of the solution."

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Hello fediverse,
this is an attempt to create a presence of (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) within the your beloved federated network.

read more about it in this post:
venera.social/display/85a863ed

(Tails is a live operating system that aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity.)

😺 :tor: 😍

With Tails 4.8, the unsafe browser is disabled by default.

If you need to use the Unsafe Browser for logging in to captive portals, you can still do this.

Read:
tails.boum.org/doc/anonymous_i

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Tails 4.8 is out: tails.boum.org/news/version_4.

It disables the Unsafe Browser by default, adds a beta feature of the Persistent Storage to save the settings from the Welcome Screen, and more.

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Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.

It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:
github.com/freedomofpress/secu

We're happy to be here!

Tails 4.8 will ship with an persisting option to disable the so called "Unsafe Browser".

The Unsafe Browser exists to access captive portals.

Unfortunately this is also an attack surface.
To everyone who is using public internet access points is the "Unsafe Browser" an essential tool. Just getting rid of that function would be a decision against those needing Tails probably the most.

Tails will instead minimizing more of the attack surface.

Tails 4.8 is scheduled for 2020-06-30.

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52% of you voted for:

"I like to contribute [to Tails], but it is to difficult".
fosstodon.org/@tails/104235179

Could you help us to improve this?

What is blocking you from contributing? (this can be anything. Could be even culture wise)

What could be done, so it would be easier for you to contribute?

Questionary to Tails users:

How often do you use the "unsafe browser", to access captive portals?

The "unsafe browser" is a known security risk. For that reason, there are plans to not enable it by default/option to disable it by default.

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Amazon claims to “stand in solidarity with the Black community” and with those fighting back against police brutality and injustice.

Then why do they offer a tool that intensifies suspicion and perpetuates the police harassment of Black Americans?
twitter.com/amazon/status/1267

Free software is political, and we're not here to obfuscate this.

We stand in solidarity with Black people around the world. No justice, no peace.

If you need tools to obfuscate your online communication, Tails might be a tool to help you with that.
Learn more about it here: tails.boum.org

Tails report for May, 2020:
tails.boum.org/news/report_202

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Website publishers now can advertise their onion service to Tor users by adding an HTTP header. If you are a developer, learn how to enable Onion-Location in your website: community.torproject.org/onion

Making a backup of your Persistent Storage

These instructions explain how to back up your Persistent Storage to another Tails USB stick:

tails.boum.org/doc/first_steps

New leaflets available to explain how Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) works.

They are available in in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish:
tails.boum.org/contribute/how/

You can print them out, to distribute them where ever you believe fits.

Thanks to @dileodile for making it, and thanks to @anhdres for the illustrations.

(Tails protects you against surveillance, censorship, advertising, and viruses with a full digital security toolbox to allow secret communication)

Tails 4.7 is out

It includes a few security fixes and robustness improvements.

tails.boum.org/news/version_4.

Out of transparency and a reminder:

There is not yet a clear definition on how Tails likes to have its fediverse account managed.

At least until then, bear in mind that this account is not run by its core project members, but by a happy user and contributor of Tails. Nothing of what you read here, is an official statement.

Once you feel any discomfort how this account is managed, or have suggestions for improvement, please reach out to @syster (that's me) or this account.

Tails GitLab is now in production. 🎉

From now on, you'll be able to register and contribute.

announcement, known issues and useful links to get started:
lists.autistici.org/message/20

Tails Gitlab instance:
gitlab.tails.boum.org/

From our last questionnaire, 52% from 65 people voted for "I like to contribute, but it is to difficult".
fosstodon.org/@tails/104235179
We hope this will make it easier at least for some.

Feel always invited to reach out to us, if there's something you believe we should know

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Have you've ever been thinking:

I've got a bit of free time that I'd like to use to contribute to Tails.
! 😍

But then you didn't know how to begin with, or the "begin with" was so much effort that it was overloading your free time? 😕

Maybe you have been thinking this, but never reported it to us? Now would be the time. 😋
We can do better.

What from the following fits to you:

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"Seven of the top ten companies by market capitalization are tech companies. Seven out of ten are using data that they take from us, without our consent, to create their products. That is part of our labor power: those products are made with our emotional labor, our mental labor. Privacy is a way to reclaim our labor power." -- @flexlibris

logicmag.io/security/free-as-i

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This Friday 29th, from 1200 UTC to 2000 UTC, we will teach you how to run a Tor bridge and answer questions about our anti-censorship technology.

Bridges are useful for Tor users living in oppressive regimes, and for people who want an extra layer of security because they're worried somebody will recognize that they are contacting a public Tor relay IP address.

The event will happen via text (not video or audio) on IRC.

More info:
blog.torproject.org/run-and-us

If you vote for "I like to contribute, but it is to difficult":

Would you mind describing what was holding you back, in case you can identify it?

And how that could be improved?

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