Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st May 2014 23:19 UTC
Linux

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.

This is what Snowden uses. Tails released version 1.0 a few days ago.

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false sense of security?
by project_2501 on Fri 2nd May 2014 11:42 UTC
project_2501
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2006-03-20

Is there any guide and from tails discussing the known limits of its security?

Much like the For browser site lists the main caveats.

Shame if journalists and lovers of democracy were lulled into a false sense of security.

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RE: false sense of security?
by lokrisch on Fri 2nd May 2014 12:20 UTC in reply to "false sense of security?"
lokrisch Member since:
2012-04-18

Yes, there is a good overview of the security limitations available: https://tails.boum.org/doc/about/warning/index.en.html

Some of those points apply not to Tails in general but to Tor. So one should be aware of those issues anyway if Tor is used on another system than Tails.

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Nice
by WorknMan on Fri 2nd May 2014 20:36 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Might have to fire this up when making weed purchases using TOR on the black market. Does this have any utils built in for storing bitcoin wallets offline?

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Comment by judgen
by judgen on Sat 3rd May 2014 04:22 UTC
judgen
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2006-07-12

I still doubt Snowden even exists. If the NSA/CIA really wanted him they could have gotten him several times over, and if Greenwald actually had something against the CIA's wishes they could easily go do down to latin america and serve him "two to the head" as many times before.

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RE: Comment by judgen
by diederick on Mon 5th May 2014 05:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by judgen"
diederick Member since:
2014-03-09

In fact, I don't even think America exists.

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RE: Comment by judgen
by zima on Thu 8th May 2014 06:43 UTC in reply to "Comment by judgen"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe the world is improving after all...

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theosib
Member since:
2006-03-02

It seems like a few times a week, OSnews has an article about some new release of some piece of software but conspicuously neglects to actually say what the heck that software is or does. Often I get curious enough to try to find out, and often I find that even the web site for the software in question doesn’t bother to explain this either (at least not on their main page).

Thank you for actually giving us a hint this time.

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