Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:

  • use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;
    all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
  • leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;
  • use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Learn more about Tails.

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Tails 1.3 is out
Posted Tue 24 Feb 2015 12:34:56 PM CET
Call for testing: 1.3~rc1
Posted Thu 12 Feb 2015 12:00:00 PM CET

See News for more.


Numerous security holes in Tails 1.2.3
Posted Mon 23 Feb 2015 12:00:00 AM CET
Numerous security holes in Tails 1.2.2
Posted Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:00:00 AM CET

See Security for more.

Tails is built upon Debian.

Tails is Free Software.

Tails sends its traffic through Tor.