The mission of Tails is to empower people worldwide by giving out an operating system that protects from surveillance and censorship.

We build liberating technology to put people in control of their digital lives, keeping in mind that the most vulnerable and oppressed people are also the most in need of privacy and security:

  • Journalistes, lanceurs et lanceuses d'alerte utilisent Tails pour dénoncer les actes répréhensibles des gouvernements et entreprises.
  • Les activistes utilisent Tails pour éviter la surveillance et organiser leurs luttes pour un changement social libérateur.
  • Les personnes défendant les droits humains utilisent Tails pour éviter la censure et signaler les violations des droits humains.
  • Les personnes ayant échappé à des violences familiales utilisent Tails pour échapper à la surveillance dans leur domicile.
  • Les personnes soucieuses de la vie privée utilisent Tails pour éviter d'être pistées en ligne.

Et nous distribuons Tails gratuitement car personne ne devrait avoir à payer pour être en sécurité lors de l'utilisation d'ordinateurs.

However, Tails needs funds to keep up the fight and we know that people who need Tails the most cannot always donate: because they would get in trouble for giving to an anti-surveillance tool or simply because they don't have the money.

Why supporting Tails is more important than ever

The 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows how hatred of journalists has degenerated into violence, contributing to an increase in fear. The number of countries regarded as safe, where journalists can work in complete security, continues to decline, while authoritarian regimes continue to tighten their grip on the media.

According to the 2019 Report by United Nations' Special Rapporteur David Kaye, surveillance of individuals – often journalists, activists, opposition figures, critics and others exercising their right to freedom of expression – thrives because of weak controls on exports and transfers of surveillance technology to repressive governments. This surveillance is known to lead to arbitrary detention, sometimes to torture and possibly to extrajudicial killings.

These technologies include targeted malware, online interception of network communications, and deep packet inspection; all technologies that Tails is one of the best tool to protect from while reducing the risk of dangerous mistakes.

A legal framework to regulate this surveillance industry, as recommended by David Kaye, might be useful for the future. But digital freedom tools like Tails are more needed than ever right now, in an act of empowerment and self-defense.

You are our best guarantee

Nous entendons souvent des plaintes au sujet de projets logiciels destinés à lutter contre la surveillance, comme Tor et Tails, qui obtiennent des fonds du gouvernement des États-Unis. Nous partageons cette préoccupation et nous ne serons jamais à l'aise tant que le bon fonctionnement de notre projet dépendra d'un tel financement.

C'est pourquoi il est si important d'être soutenu par des personnes comme vous : notre indépendance dépend de vous.

We are extremely proud that our primary source of funding in the last years has been donations from passionate people like you. Let's keep it this way!

En 2017–2019, notre argent venait de :

  • Passionate people like you
  • Foundations & NGOs

    like Mozilla or the Handshake Foundation
  • Entities related to the US government

    like the Open Technology Fund or the ISC Project
  • Private companies

    like DuckDuckGo or Lush

New anonymous ways to donate

Because we know that being able to donate anonymously is very important to some of you, we are adding this year 3 new ways to donate anonymously to Tails.

You can send us:

  • Monero :


  • Zcash :


  • Cash by post:

    Merseburger Strasse 95
    04177 Leipzig

Please take a minute to donate to Tails today!