Tails 0.21 was released on October 29.

Tails 0.22 is scheduled for December 11.


  • Tails has been started more than 189 979 times in October. This makes a boot every 14 seconds on average.
  • 15 226 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO.
  • 86 reports were received through WhisperBack.


Documentation and website


  • A pbuilder chroot to build Iceweasel 24 was prepared.
  • A donation of UEFI hardware was proposed by and should be finalized soon. Thank you!
  • We now have a bot on IRC that displays the description of mentioned tickets. Thank you, weasel!
  • All our tickets were looked at and triaged.

On-going discussions


  • A talk about Tails was held in Paris. Thanks to Stefano Zacchiroli for organizing it, and to IRILL for hosting it!


  • We have sent proposals to sponsors Echo and Hotel.
  • We have been approached for a funding proposal by sponsor Golf.
  • We read a lot and got in touch with various people to gather enough information to decide if we're going to create a dedicated non-profit organization for Tails, or use another existing one as our fiscal sponsor.

Press and testimonials

  • 2013-10-15: CRYPTO-GRAM, October 15, 2013 — Bruce Schneier: "One thing I didn't do, although it's worth considering, is use a stateless operating system like Tails. You can configure Tails with a persistent volume to save your data, but no operating system changes are ever saved. Booting Tails from a read-only DVD -- you can keep your data on an encrypted USB stick -- is even more secure. Of course, this is not foolproof, but it greatly reduces the potential avenues for attack."