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+[[!meta title="Tails report for March, 2014"]]
+
+Releases
+========
+
+Tails 0.23 was released on March 19.
+
+Metrics
+=======
+
+- 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.
+
+Code
+====
+
+- 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
+ desc="written"]].
+
+- 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
+ desc="clarified"]].
+
+- The instructions to securely delete the persistent volume were
+ [[!tails_gitweb_commit adae16ddf1727b80ddfdd6d9c505b87846255138
+ desc="improved"]].
+
+- The instructions to manually backup the persistent volume were
+ [[!tails_gitweb_commit 4074e297bc9c83984270aacd4e4f1c70dd338834
+ desc="fixed"]].
+
+- 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
+ [[completed|doc/first_steps/startup_options/mac_spoofing]].
+
+Translation
+===========
+
+- 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).
+
+Infrastructure
+==============
+
+- The mailing-list for early testers, tails-testers@boum.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.
+
+On-going discussions
+====================
+
+- [SHA256sum replacement or
+ patch](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2014-March/005186.html),
+ about a possible replacement for our hash extension for Firefox.
+
+- [Feedback wanted on planned implementation of Feature #5301 - Clone or Backup
+ Persistent
+ Volume](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2014-March/005225.html)
+
+- [Testing EHLO messages: simplification
+ proposal](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2014-March/005227.html)
+
+- [Perspectives for
+ 0.23..1.1](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2014-March/005234.html)
+
+- [Upgrading the Linux kernel for
+ 1.0?](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2014-March/005237.html)
+
+- [Review of
+ https://tails.boum.org/contribute/index.en.html](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2014-March/005298.html),
+ about restructuring the links on the Contribute page.
+
+- [More tails.boum.org HTTP response
+ headers?](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2014-March/005278.html)
+
+Funding
+=======
+
+- 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
+ Challenge](https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/improve-tails-to-limit-the-impact-of-security-flaws-isolate-critical-applications-and-provide-same-day-security-updates).
+
+- The [crowdfunding campaign](https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/) by the
+ Freedom of the Press Foundation was extended and revived thanks to [some
+ new](https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2014/02/why-its-vital-public-fund-open-source-encryption-tools)
+ [articles](https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2014/04/help-support-little-known-privacy-tool-has-been-critical-journalists-reporting-nsa)
+ by Trevor Timm.
+
+- We applied to be audited through the [OpenITP Peer Review
+ Board](https://prb.openitp.org).
+
+- We are still the process of signing the contract for a grant we were awarded
+ by OpenITP at the end of 2013.
+
+Outreach
+========
+
+- 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
+ nominee
+ Tails](http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/03/index-freedom-expression-awards-digital-activism-nominee-tails/),
+ 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
+ communications](http://www.tdg.ch/high-tech/web/Les-7-cles-pour-proteger-ses-communications/story/25588689)
+ 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
+ Destroy
+ It](http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mike-harris/world-wide-web_b_4947687.html?utm_hp_ref=uk)
+ 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
+ Internet"](http://motherboard.vice.com/read/us-and-uk-spy-agencies-are-enemies-of-the-internet)
+ article, published in the Motherboard section of the Vice network,
+ Joseph Cox covers Reporters Without Borders' [latest
+ report](https://en.rsf.org/enemies-of-the-internet-2014-11-03-2014,45985.html),
+ 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
+ Internet](http://blog.barbayellow.com/2014/03/08/fic-2014-comment-etre-reellement-anonyme-sur-internet/)
+ (in French).
+
+* 2014-03-03: In the March edition of the Linux Journal, that
+ [celebrates 20 years of this
+ journal](http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/march-2014-issue-linux-journal-20-years-linux-journal),
+ Kyle demonstrates Tails.