|author||Tails developers <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2014-11-10 20:02:34 +0100|
|committer||Tails developers <email@example.com>||2014-11-10 20:02:34 +0100|
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Free software and public scrutiny
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+[[!meta title="Who are you helping when donating to Tails?"]]
+[[!meta date="2012-11-56 12:34:56 +0100"]]
+Tails is being distributed free of charge because we strongly believe in
+[free software being more secure](/doc/about/trust#free_software), but
+also because we think that **being safe while using computers should
+come for no money**. Unfortunately, Tails couldn't stay alive if we had
+no money as developing Tails and maintaining our infrastructure [[has a
+We rely solely on donations from individuals and supporting
+organizations to keep Tails updated and getting better every version.
+That's why we need your help!
+So if you find Tails useful, please consider [[donating
+money|contribute/how/donate]] or [[contributing some of your time and
+skills|contribute]] to keep Tails alive and getting always better.
+Donations to Tails are tax-deducible both in the US and in Europe.
+In October 2014, Tails was being used by more than 11 500 people
+[[daily|support/faq#boot_statistics]]. The profile of Tor and Tails
+users is very diverse. This diversity makes the anonymity provided by
+those tools stronger for everyone as it makes it harder to target and
+identify a specific type of users. From the many contacts that we have
+with organizations working on the ground, we know that Tails has been
+ - **Journalists wanting to protect themselves or their sources.**
+ - [Reporters Without Borders](https://rsf.org/) is an organization that promotes
+ and defends freedom of information, freedom of the press, and has
+ consultant status at the United Nations. RWB [advertises the use of
+ for journalists to fight censorship and protect their sources.
+ RWB uses Tails in their training sessions world-wide.
+ - [According to Laura Poitras, Glen Greenwald, and Barton Gellman](https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2014/04/help-support-little-known-privacy-tool-has-been-critical-journalists-reporting-nsa),
+ Tails has been an essential tool to work on the Snowden's document and
+ report on the NSA spying. In a recent [article for The Intercept](https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/10/28/smuggling-snowden-secrets/),
+ Micah Lee gives many details on how Tails helped them starting working together.
+ - [Fahad Desmukh](http://desmukh.com/), a freelance journalist based
+ in Pakistan always has a Tails USB handy: "I can use it whenever I
+ may need to and I especially make sure to keep it with me when
+ travelling. Pakistan really isn't the safest place for journalists
+ so thanks to the Tails team for an amazing tool."
+ - [Jean-Marc Manach](http://jean-marc.manach.net/), a journalist
+ based in France and specialized in online privacy said that "war
+ reporters have to buy helmets, bullet-proof vests and rent armored
+ cars; journalists using the Internet for their investigations are
+ much luckier: to be as secured as war reporters, they only have to
+ download Tails, burn it on a CD, install it on a SD card, and
+ learn the basics of information and communication security, and
+ it's free!"
+ - **Human-right defenders organizing in repressive contexts.**
+ - Tails has been used in combination with [Martus](https://www.martus.org/), an information
+ system used to report on human rights abuses, to allow [Tibetan
+ communities in exile](http://benetech.org/2014/01/07/a-rat-in-the-registry-the-case-for-martus-on-tails/) to protect themselves from targeted malware attacks.
+ - **Democracy defenders facing dictatorships.**
+ - The [National Democratic Institute](https://www.ndi.org/), a Washington-based
+ democracy support organization that works in more than 70
+ countries around the world, has used Tails to [help human rights
+ defenders to communicate
+ For instance, NDI used Tails to created a [data collection system in Belarus](http://cryptome.org/2014/07/tails-belarus-elections.pdf)
+ to help opposition forces to collect, store and manage voter information.
+ - **Citizens facing national emergencies.**
+ In the last years, we noticed that the use of Tor and Tails
+ systematically peaks when countries face national emergencies. Even
+ if Tails represents a small amount of the global Tor usage, it is
+ advertised by the Tor Project as the safest platform to protect from
+ strong adversaries.
+ - In [Starting a revolution with
+ Slim Amamou, Tunisian blogger and former Secretary of State for Sport
+ and Youth, explains that Tor "was vital to get information and share it"
+ during the Tunisian revolution of 2011, because social media pages sharing
+ information about the protests were "systematically censored so you could
+ not access them without censorship circumvention tools".
+ - Between January 25, the day the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 began,
+ and January 27 2011, the number of [Tor users in
+ Egypt](https://blog.torproject.org/blog/recent-events-egypt) was
+ multiplied at least by 4. On January 27, the Egyptian goverment
+ decided to halt Internet access accross the country.
+ - Between March 19 and March 31, the number of [Tor users in
+ was multiplied by 3
+ as a direct response to the growing Internet censorship in the
+ country: on 20 March 2014, access to Twitter was blocked in
+ Turkey, and on 27 March 2014 access to YouTube was blocked.
+ - **Domestic violence survivors escaping from their abusers.**
+ - The Tor Project has been working with organizations fighting
+ against domestic violence such as [NNEDV](http://nnedv.org/), [Transition House](http://www.transitionhouse.org/), and
+ [Emerge](http://www.emergedv.com/) to help survivors escape digital surveillance from their
+ abuser and report on their situation. As [domestic abuse goes
+ digital](http://betaboston.com/news/2014/05/07/as-domestic-abuse-goes-digital-shelters-turn-to-counter-surveillance-with-tor/), circumvention tools like Tor and Tails end up as one of
+ the only options.