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Linux privacy distribution Tails updated to version 0.10

Jan 13, 2012, 17:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Version 0.10 of Tails, the live distribution of Linux that aims to protect privacy and anonymity, has been released. Tails is essentially a Debian Linux, combined with Tor and other privacy or anonymity respecting applications, which can be booted and used from either a USB stick or CD. All internet traffic is routed through the Tor network, which should make all communications anonymous. Tails, an acronym for "The Amnesic Incognito Live System", was inspired by the now abandoned Incognito LiveCD.

"The new version includes several software and hardware support upgrades. All internet connections used by Tails go through the Tor network, and Tor has been upgraded to 0.2.2.35. The IceWeasel browser is upgraded to 9.0 with a new TorButton, version 1.4.5.1. YouTube videos in HTML5 format can now be viewed. In order to have internet access, web apps now have to be explicitly configured to use Tor. Other software upgrades include Vidalia to 0.2.15, MAT to 0.2.2 and VirtualBox guest to 4.1.6. The Linux kernel has been upgraded to 3.1.6. "

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