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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.

Also remember:
If you have a running Tails stick, you also have an offline copy of Tails webpage.

Whenever you lack an internet connection or there is a sever outage, just click on "Tails documentation". If you have a working internet connection it will try to reach If you wish to read the offline version, just turn off your internet connection for a moment, or copy the following url into your browser:

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Sorry for the inconvenience. It was offline over the weekend.

"our main server got stuck in a reboot and the monitoring alerts depend on said server to deliver mail, so this went unnoticed over the weekend." is currently down.
Sorry for the inconvenience. It will be up again soon.
More info will follow tomorrow.

Call for beta tester!

In order to make it easier to circumvent censorship and to obscure the usage of Tor, there will be a complete redesign of how Tails user connect to Tor.

Your feedback is needed, to spot as many problems as possible before we release 4.19 to all users.
How to contribute:

You hear the first time about Tails?
Tails is a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship.

Tails 4.19 is scheduled to be released on June 1.

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Tails 4.18 is out:

It fixes reliability issues with the Additional Software feature, and more.

You ever wondered how you can send a short message from Tails, to your smartphone, without internet connection, and even without connecting phone and Laptop?

You can easily do so, by creating a QR code and that you scan with your phone.

1. Open the terminal.
2. type: qr "your secret message or url"
3. scan the QR code with your phone

For more options type: qr --help

Tails developer intrigeri singed the open letter to remove rms from leading positions.

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Tails 4.17 is out:

- Repair automatically the file system used during upgrades.
- Resume automatically when the download of an upgrade fails.

- Tor Browser to 10.0.14.
- Thunderbird to 78.8.0.
- Tor to
- GRUB to 2.04-16.
- some WiFi firmware packages

known issue:
Automatic upgrades are broken from Tails 4.14 and earlier.
Here's how you fix it:

Some updates from the Tails universe:

February Report is out:

Results of the 2020 donation campaign

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Dear Mastodon, we're ~60 followers away from 12K! Can you help us get there?

Help by spreading the word that:

🔵 Privacy is a human right.

🔵 Tracking & surveillance are widespread on the internet.

🔵 Tor is a nonprofit that can help you take back your privacy online.

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OnionShare 2.3 had a few bugs including anonymous chat mode was broken 😭 but don't worry, we just released OnionShare 2.3.1 and it fixes all of that!

Get it at

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There can be many reasons you wish to use gmail.

We documented how you can use it with Thunderbird from Tails:

It seems reliable and you don't need your 2-step verification device with you.
You can leave your phone at home and email from Tails

potential usecase:
Did you know that " decides which e-mail Members of the European Parliament get to read in their inbox. It's called Outlook spam filter and cannot be disabled." - @echo_pbreyer

Tails 4.16 is out

- Tor Browser to 10.0.12.
- Thunderbird to 78.7.0.
- Linux to 5.10.13. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, and so on).
-Tor to

fixed issues:
- Stop focusing on the Cancel button by default when downloading an upgrade to prevent canceling the download by mistake

Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 4.15

To upgrade from Tails 4.14 check the release note:

2.3 just got release.

The new version will not only easily allow you to share/receive files or host a webpage as a Tor hidden service, it now also enables you to host your own anonymous chat.

OnionShare 1.3.2 is installed by default in . The new version will be available for Tails, as soon as it hits Debian stable.

Shout out to @micahflee for the great work.

Tails 4.16 is scheduled for February 23.

You enjoy testing new software, navigating around errors and reporting them?

The following issue might be then for you:

Test Wahay in Tails

is "easy-to-use, secure
and decentralized conference
call application"

It's basically that runs behind Tor and is client and server in one.

Issue to get Wahay in Debian is here:

To strengthen our relationship with digital security trainers and
users worldwide, we will organize a virtual Ask Me Anything session
with 2 developers from our team.

Soon to happen. Propably around Mar 31, 2021

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