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+[[!meta title="Tails report for March, 2014"]]
+Tails 0.23 was released on March 19.
+- Tails has been started more than 261 878 times in March.
+ This make 8 448 boots a day in average.
+- 19 076 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO.
+- 80 reports were received through WhisperBack.
+- The Cookie Monster extension was [[!tails_gitweb_branch
+ feature/6790-remove-cookie-monster desc="removed from our browser"]].
+ [[!tails_ticket 6790]]
+- The new support for bridges was [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/bridge-mode
+ desc="completed"]]. It now uses Tor Launcher to configure Tor when needed.
+- A bookmark to the Tor Stack Exchange was [[!tails_gitweb_commit
+ dd3604cb96039874f76ac335c62470752687f447 desc="added to our browser"]].
+- A launcher for our documentation was [[!tails_gitweb_branch
+ bugfix/tails-documentation-launcher desc="added to the Tails menu"]].
+- Some race conditions when starting automatic upgrades were
+ [[!tails_gitweb_branch bugfix/6592-fix-races-with-check-for-upgrades
+ desc="fixed"]]. [[!tails_ticket 6592]]
+- The wikileaks.de server was [[!tails_gitweb_commit
+ 5762c9dbffef63a0fc4634c8cff2c7396032ecd7 desc="removed from Pidgin"]].
+- The #tor IRC channel was [[!tails_gitweb_commit
+ 0910dee7e1dbf873a4d7d4650b0e5d5b315eeb2f desc="removed from Pidgin"]].
+- We [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/better-iso-cleanup desc="cleaned up a bit
+ our ISO images"]] to make them a bit smaller.
+- A bug in the localization of Tor Launcher was [[!tails_gitweb_branch
+ bugfix/6885-tor-launcher-localisation desc="fixed"]].
+- We now [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/linux-3.12 desc="install Linux 3.12"]]
+ from deb.tails.boum.org not to install Linux 3.13.5-1 from testing yet.
+- Some work as been done towards [[!tails_gitweb_branch feature/wheezy
+ desc="Tails Wheezy"]], for example on the menus and launchers, the integration
+ of Seahorse Nautilus, network-manager, and the migration from GConf to dconf.
+Documentation and website
+- A new contribute [[page|contribute/how/sysadmin]] for sysadmins to
+ improve the infrastructure behind
+ Tails was [[!tails_gitweb_branch doc/6182-contribute-how-sysadmin
+- Our sample `rtorrent.rc` was improved. [[!tails_ticket 6995]]
+- A sample configuration for Tails mirror using nginx was
+ [[!tails_gitweb_commit desc="added"]]. [[!tails_ticket 6993]]
+- A "News" link was [[!tails_gitweb_commit
+ f85563928fedfefb3878cab96d5288ffdbf57b0c desc="added to the sidebar"]].
+- The expectations for our mirrors in terms of bandwidth were
+ [[!tails_gitweb_commit 3c434520d7462b6210c262bcdb3620b0a4467cf7
+- The instructions to securely delete the persistent volume were
+ [[!tails_gitweb_commit adae16ddf1727b80ddfdd6d9c505b87846255138
+- The instructions to manually backup the persistent volume were
+ [[!tails_gitweb_commit 4074e297bc9c83984270aacd4e4f1c70dd338834
+- gpgApplet was [[!tails_gitweb_commit f4bf2155d635400e5dfe969996a62989c8af67b7
+ desc="renamed"]] "Tails OpenPGP Applet".
+- "Tails browser" was consistently renamed "Tor browser". [[!tails_ticket 6574]]
+- Our list of related projects was updated:
+ - [Freepto](http://www.freepto.mx/) was added.
+ - [Liberté Linux](http://dee.su/liberte) is in a sleeping state.
+ - [uVirtus](http://uvirtus.org/) is abandoned.
+- The content of our Troubleshooting page was merging into the main
+ [[Support]] page.
+- Email commands to interact with Redmine were [[!tails_gitweb_commit
+ c0cd62c46f8ef1d4682c1a72b80ed45b21083578 desc="documented"]].
+- The documentation for MAC spoofing was
+- The German team which started to work earlier this year, got more volunteers
+ on board and more work done.
+- People volunteered on the tails-l10n mailing-list to translate our website into
+ Italian, Spanish, Turkish, and Portuguese (Portugal).
+- The mailing-list for early testers, firstname.lastname@example.org, was
+ [[announced|news/tails-testers]] and already joined by 35 people.
+- We are ready to welcome new contributors to [[improve the infrastructure behind
+ Tails|contribute/how/sysadmin]], and drafted a call on that topic.
+- Three branches were merged to improve our automated test suite:
+ - [[!tails_gitweb_branch test/5959-antitest-memory-erasure]]
+ - [[!tails_gitweb_branch test/sniffer-vs-mac-spoof]]
+ - [[!tails_gitweb_branch test/tor-is-ready-notification]]
+- Our manual test suite for the browser [[!tails_gitweb_commit
+ e1845741a11cfaace228b79778a5a01a505fe871 desc="was reorganized"]] to better
+ match the tests conducted for the TBB.
+- [SHA256sum replacement or
+ about a possible replacement for our hash extension for Firefox.
+- [Feedback wanted on planned implementation of Feature #5301 - Clone or Backup
+- [Testing EHLO messages: simplification
+- [Perspectives for
+- [Upgrading the Linux kernel for
+- [Review of
+ about restructuring the links on the Contribute page.
+- [More tails.boum.org HTTP response
+- We were [awarded](https://twitter.com/accessnow/status/441043400708857856) the
+ [Access Innovation Prize](https://www.accessnow.org/prize).
+- We submitted a proposal to the Knight Foundation [News
+- The [crowdfunding campaign](https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/) by the
+ Freedom of the Press Foundation was extended and revived thanks to [some
+ by Trevor Timm.
+- We applied to be audited through the [OpenITP Peer Review
+- We are still the process of signing the contract for a grant we were awarded
+ by OpenITP at the end of 2013.
+- We organized a [[news/logo_contest]] to have a new logo in time
+ for Tails 1.0. We received [[36 proposals|blueprint/logo]]! Tails contributors
+ started to vote on their favourite proposals.
+- We scheduled two usability testing sessions together with [Silicon
+ Sentier](http://siliconsentier.org/) on May 21 and May 28 in Paris.
+- We scheduled a public hackfest. It will take place at
+ [IRILL](http://www.irill.org/) (Paris, France) on July 5 and 6.
+- We made progress on the organization of the 2014 edition of the
+ yearly Tails contributors summit. We could make use of more
+ funding sources.
+Press and testimonials
+* 2014-03-17: In [Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Digital activism
+ Alice Kirkland interviews the Tails project about our nomination for
+ the *Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Awards*.
+* 2014-03-13: In his [Les 7 clés pour protéger ses
+ article (in French) published by the *Tribune de Genève*, Simon Koch
+ recommends using Tails.
+* 2014-03-12: In his [Happy 25th Birthday World Wide Web - Let's Not
+ article published by the Huffington Post, Mike Harris writes that
+ "Increasing numbers of activists are using high-tech tools such as
+ Tor or Tails to encrypt their internet browsing and email".
+* 2014-03-12: In his [US and UK Spy Agencies Are "Enemies of the
+ article, published in the Motherboard section of the Vice network,
+ Joseph Cox covers Reporters Without Borders' [latest
+ and writes "If you're a journalist working on anything more
+ sensitive than London Fashion Week or League 2 football, you might
+ want to consider using the Linux-based 'Tails' operating
+ system too."
+* 2014-03-08: [Reporters Without Borders](http://en.rsf.org/)'s
+ Grégoire Pouget blogs about Tails: [FIC 2014 : Comment être
+ réellement anonyme sur
+ (in French).
+* 2014-03-03: In the March edition of the Linux Journal, that
+ [celebrates 20 years of this
+ Kyle demonstrates Tails.