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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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Tails 4.6 is out!

It fixes several security issues that affect 4.5.
You should upgrade to Tails 4.6 as soon as possible.

Also new:
- Update Tor Browser to 9.0.10 :tor:
- Add support for Universal 2nd Factor USB security keys.
- Update the list of applications in the Favorites applications submenu.
- improves the input method for Japanese.

Read the full report here:
tails.boum.org/news/version_4.

Tails 4.7 is scheduled for June 2.

Plans for the next releases:
tails.boum.org/contribute/road

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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.)

馃樅 :tor: 馃槏

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. 馃帀

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.
! 馃槏

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? 馃槙

Maybe you have been thinking this, but never reported it to us? Now would be the time. 馃構
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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Have you've ever been thinking:

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

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? 馃槙

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

What from the following fits to you:

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This is just to check in how much interest there is in the following:

Would you like to see Tails to run on mobile phones such as the ?
(boost also counts as a yes)

What's Tails?
Tails a portable operating system that protects your privacy and helps you avoid censorship.
tails.boum.org/

"Thanks to all that helped so far, many hands helped and each one was essential for this migration to happen.

Also, many thanks to all of you
Tails collaborators for, in addition to collaborating with Tails, also being patient with such a big move.

Issues and repositories are the
heart of the technical infrastructure of Tails. We hope that you'll have a better experience contributing to Tails through GitLab!"

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SSH keys, fingerprint information:

256 SHA256:AOj9ec6hRjN7fNnjXMlmPum7dZWRd5oJKAuo4UGAxxs (ECDSA)

256 SHA256:mtZeDs2+KKLZ8kJOvmrGoTCuszqc29DOyH6MZaqtlss (ED25519)

2048 SHA256:JuwD+e+wOas+2JtDdF0BHu+9RAIJOhWI+2VkjuZ6Znk (RSA)

More informations regarding this migration, you can find in Tails website and the issue tracker in salsa:

tails.boum.org/blueprint/GitLa

salsa.debian.org/tails-team/gi

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Update about the migrating to Gitlab:

- diverging from Redmine and Gitolite
- adopting Tails infrastructure to Gitlab is still in process (automated building of website, integration with Translation Platform, Jenkins builds, etc)

"We want to prioritize things that are blocking people from working, so Jenkins is top priority, for example"

- user accounts from redmine migrated to Gitlab. To login with it, [1] request a new pasword and [2] confirm your e-mail addresses
gitlab.tails.boum.org/

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#tracking users and usage is an essential element of data analytics, so what exactly is tracking? Here is our first attempt at an overarching definition:
guardianproject.info/2020/05/2 #TrackingTheTrackers #CleanInsights

Today we released our new Home and About pages:

They explain better what Tails is and why activists, journalists, and domestic violence survivors should use Tails.

tails.boum.org
tails.boum.org/about/

Thanks @anhdres for the awesome illustrations.

Here're some impressions:
(They include an image description, so that anyone using a screen reader can listen to it. )

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It makes me very happy to have worked with the kind humans at @tails on their new homepage. Tails is a powerful and free tool for everyone to use and protect their privacy, and they really care about reaching people that need it the most.

Have you ever tried to install and stopped the process because something was to difficult for you?

Why was that? What could we do to improve?

Migration from redmine to gitlab isn't finished yet, but our gitlab is already running at:
gitlab.tails.boum.org

So if you were searching for an issue in redmine, you should find it now there instead.

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#i2p client versus #i2pd client

any thoughts? What do you prefer and why? If you could choose one to be in integrated into tails, which one would you choose?

#p2p #freesoftware

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NEW: Meet the Tor Community portal! blog.torproject.org/community-

Tor's Community portal is home to info and resources for you, the people who make Tor possible.

What used to be buried, scattered across our website, and outdated is now organized, refreshed, and easy to use.

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Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.