is a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship.
AVOID SURVEILLANCE, CENSORSHIP, ADVERTISING, AND VIRUSES
Tails uses the Tor network to protect your privacy online and help you avoid censorship. Enjoy the Internet like it should be.
YOUR SECURE COMPUTER ANYWHERE
Shut down the computer and start on your Tails USB stick instead of starting on Windows, macOS, or Linux. Tails leaves no trace on the computer when shut down.
DIGITAL SECURITY TOOLBOX
Tails includes a selection of applications to work on sensitive documents and communicate securely. Everything in Tails is ready-to-use and has safe defaults.
You can download Tails for free and independent security researchers can verify our work. Tails is based on Debian GNU/Linux.
Who uses Tails
Activistsuse Tails to hide their identities, avoid censorship, and communicate securely. Journalistsand their sourcesuse Tails to publish sensitive information and access the Internet from unsafe places. Domestic violence survivorsuse Tails to escape surveillance at home. Youwhenever you need extra privacy in this digital world.
Tails expands Tor's protections to an entire operating system, and they do so with an unwavering commitment to their Social Contract. Tails is a favorite companion tool of Tor.
— Roger Dingledine, co-founder of the Tor Project
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