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

Help by spreading the word that:

πŸ”΅ Privacy is a human right.

πŸ”΅ Tracking & surveillance are widespread on the internet.

πŸ”΅ 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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The Tor Project is hiring for two roles:

* Software Developer for the Anti-Censorship Team

* Metrics Data Architect

Now is the chance to join a group of passionate folks committed to fostering internet freedom worldwide.

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New: Anonymous GitLab ticketing at Tor. Our outreachy intern Maria Violante is working on an exciting project that allows collaborators to submit anonymous tickets to the Tor Project. The Anonymous Ticket Portal system is ready for you to test!

btw Thanks for the support! You're great! πŸ™‚

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Which friendly floss collective can you advice, that could offer to Tails 2 public rooms, that are bridged with and .

Our resources are spare, and if we don't need to self-host this ourselves, there'll be more resources left to focus on development.

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While is closing down their service (thank you for hosting us so long!),
we're looking for a new home.

@syster is experimenting to make better use of knowledge and possible offered resources from the wider community.
As part of that, using this account, to communicate the following:


In January, for the first time in history, Tails was booted more then 1.000.000 times. πŸŽ‰ *1

We celebrate that more people are protected by Tails and Tor.

We'd prefer to live in a world it wouldn't be needed, but things are as they are.
So if you have the time (and haven't done this yet) learn how you can use Tails to protect yourself and your community from surveillance and censorship, and keep spreading the word:

*1 How do we know this?:

hey @kaidan
Do you believe you will land encryption into bullseye?

Following the military coup in 3 days ago, access to internet service/webpages starts to be blocked.

If you can access the network, you can circumvent this censorship.
If @torproject is censored, you can use bridges to connect to Tor.

This year, Tails development will have a focus on easy to use censorship circumvention for cases Tor is blocked.

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We're hiring a Software Developer for our Anti-Censorship Team.

This developer will work to improve the user experience and process of finding alternate routes to the Tor network when global censorship events block access. FT & remote.

Please share!

Emergency release to fix a security vulnerability in sudo.
Tails 4.15.1:

It fixes a serious security vulnerability, that we learned about just after releasing Tails 4.15. Sorry for the inconvenience!

You should upgrade as soon as possible.

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