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Tails is a operating system that protects your privacy and avoids censorship (boum.org)
32 points by Sami_Lehtinen 11 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

Lots of previous discussions, so the project home page is probably too generic to make a good HN submission.


The reverse is also true: if the project hadn't had much attention on HN before, this would make a fine submission.

I wrote about this issue recently: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23071428

Is tails supposed to be run as an OS installed on the main disk or even as a main OS? From this it looks like it's supposed to be for temporary use in high-risk situations.

Mainly from a USB stick so that you run it in memory where possible

My first question is who's behind it?

Crypto AG shows us that you should assume it is entirely owned by the CIA...

You should evaluate stuff like this independent of your feelings towards the people that did it. Ultimately you can't trust anyone but yourself.

Its open source, and furthermore it is used by parts of the government that want to stay anonymous, so I would say it is trustworthy.

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