Published on December 31st, 2013 | by Jason Louv14
Tails: Use the Net Anonymously, Anywhere—From a USB Stick
Bring Internet anonymity with you in your pocket on a USB stick running Tails
Tails is an operating system that can be installed on a USB stick (or DVD or SD card) which can be used on any computer, anywhere without using the computer’s native operating system. It also keeps your identity and activities secret by using Tor.
It’s safe anonymity in your pocket—and can be brought along to a library, Internet café, work or wherever else you might want to go to use the Internet anonymously. It was recommended as nigh-on mandatory for journalists working on sensitive stories by security researcher Jacob Applebaum in his absolutely excellent speech on the NSA and net security at the 30th Chaos Communications Congress.
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.
It is a complete operating system designed to be used from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card independently of the computer’s original operating system. It is Free Software and based on Debian GNU/Linux…
Using Tails on a computer doesn’t alter or depend on the operating system installed on it. So you can use it in the same way on your computer, a friend’s or one at your local library. After shutting down Tails, the computer can start again on its usual operating system.
You can download Tails here.