Out in the Open: Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used to Evade the NSA

Posted by bob on Apr 20, 2014 12:25 PM EDT
Wired; By Klint Finley
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Tails is a kind of computer-in-a-box. You install it on a DVD or USB drive, boot up the computer from the drive and, voila, you’re pretty close to anonymous on the internet. At its heart, Tails is a version of the Linux operating system optimized for anonymity. It comes with several privacy and encryption tools, most notably Tor, an application that anonymizes a user’s internet traffic by routing it through a network of computers run by volunteers around the world.

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