Margarita is a digital security consultant in Latin America. She used to develop autonomous communication infrastructures and is now focusing on training human-right defenders and organizations in digital security. She has been presenting Tails mostly to two different public:

  • Family members of missing people. For example working on building lists of missing people and DNA databases. People often disappear while traveling on roads and, as a consequence, people are sometimes refraining from moving. So it's a challenge to transmit information from one place to another or to be able to travel without carrying sensitive information. For example, someone wanted to train people on how to build a list of missing people in a community and decided to travel to the community without a computer and only use Tails there.
  • Women sharing abortion techniques and resources. They are often women who cannot turn to their families to ask questions and look for solutions and otherwise go and ask Google.

Things she likes:

  • In the case of documenting missing people, they find the learning curve worth it.
  • It's portable: you keep it in your pocket and you don't have to install anything else.

Things she dislikes:

  • Tails became harder to boot on newer computers.
  • In the case of women sharing abortion techniques, the learning curve made it harder to adopt.