Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a USB stick or a DVD.

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.

News

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Security

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Tails is built upon Debian.

Tails is Free Software.

Tails sends its traffic through Tor.

Awards

Tails has received the Mozilla Open Source Support Award (2016), the Access Innovation Prize (2014), the APC FLOSS prize (2014) and the OpenITP award (2013).

Partners & Grants

Tails receives grants, corporate donations, and substantial donations from individuals.
Meet our partners or become a partner!