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[[!meta title="Press and media information"]]

[[!toc levels=1]]

Announcements and press releases
================================

The general purpose announcements that we publish are available either
by email or by RSS feed on [[Tails News|news]].
They are mainly meant for Tails users.

We sometimes publish press releases but they are not archived on
the website. Write us an email at <tails-press@boum.org> if you want 
to receive future press releases, or if you have a press inquiry.

<div class="note">

<p>
We invite you to encrypt your press inquiries using the OpenPGP
public key [[!tails_website tails-press.key]].
</p>

</div>

Quick links to better understand Tails
======================================

* [[About Tails|about]] for a quick overview
* [Tor overview](https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en)
* More details about the [[features and software|doc/about/features]] included in Tails
* Our [[design document|contribute/design]] about Tails specification, threat model and implementation
* Our [[documentation|doc]] explaining in details how to use Tails

Media appearances
=================

Tails is
mentioned regularly in the press and in research papers. This list is
not comprehensive, but illustrates some of the significant articles
that have been published about Tails.

## 2014

* 2014-11-20: Amaelle Guiton writes about Tails in "[Tails, l'outil
  détesté par la NSA, qui veut démocratiser l'anonymat en
  ligne](http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2014/11/20/tails-l-outil-deteste-par-la-nsa-qui-veut-democratiser-l-anonymat-en-ligne_4514650_4408996.html)"
  (in French), and gives a detailed transcript of an interview she made
  with some of us in "[Tails raconté par ceux qui le
  construisent](https://www.techn0polis.net/2014/11/19/tails-raconte-par-ceux-qui-le-construisent/)"
  (in French as well).
* 2014-11-13: Thorin Klosowski from lifehacker.com [compares Linux Security
  Distros: Tails vs. Kali vs. Qubes](http://lifehacker.com/linux-security-distros-compared-tails-vs-kali-vs-qub-1658139404).
* 2014-11-05: Tails 1.2 is featured on LinuxFr in "[Tails 1.2, une
  distribution pour votre
  anonymat](http://linuxfr.org/news/tails-1-2-une-distribution-pour-votre-anonymat)"
  (in French).
* 2014-10-29: In "[The 7 Privacy Tools Essential to Making Snowden
  Documentary
  CITIZENFOUR](https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/7-privacy-tools-essential-making-citizenfour),
  the Electronic Fountier Foundation says that "one of the most robust
  ways of using the Tor network is through a dedicated operating system
  that enforces strong privacy" like Tails.
* 2014-10-28: In "[Ed Snowden Taught Me To Smuggle Secrets Past
  Incredible Danger. Now I Teach
  You.](https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/10/28/smuggling-snowden-secrets/)",
  Micah Lee, from The Intercept, gives many details on how Tails helped
  Snowden, Poitras, and Gleenwald start working together.
* 2014-10-16: According to
  [an article in
  Wired](http://www.wired.com/2014/10/laura-poitras-crypto-tools-made-snowden-film-possible/),
  in the closing credits of Citizenfour, Poitras took the unusual step
  of adding an acknowledgment of the free software projects that made
  the film possible: The roll call includes the anonymity software Tor,
  the Tor-based operating system Tails, GPG encryption, Off-The-Record
  (OTR) encrypted instant messaging, hard disk encryption software
  Truecrypt, and Linux.
* 2014-07-26: [Tails 1.1 is announced](http://linuxfr.org/news/tails-1-1-est-disponible), in French,
  in an article by pamputt on LinuxFr
* 2014-07: I2P bug and zero-days buzz:
  - 2014-07-21: Exodus Intelligence [tweets about multiple RCE/de-anonymization
    zero-days](https://twitter.com/ExodusIntel/status/491247299054428160) on the
    day before Tails 1.1 is released.
  - Several news websites relay that information before the details of the
    vulnerability are disclosed:
    - [Exploit Dealer: Snowden's Favorite OS Tails Has Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
      Lurking
      Inside](http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2014/07/21/exploit-dealer-snowdens-favourite-os-tails-has-zero-day-vulnerabilities-lurking-inside/)
      by Thomas Brewster on Forbes.
    - [Don't look, Snowden: Security biz chases Tails with zero-day flaws
      alert](http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/21/security_researchers_chase_tails_with_zeroday_flaw_disclosure/)
      by Iain Thomson on The Register.
    - [The world's most secure OS may have a serious
      problem](http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/22/5927917/the-worlds-most-secure-os-may-have-a-serious-problem)
      by Russell Brandom on The Verge
  - 2014-07-23: We made our users [[aware of that
    process|news/On_0days_exploits_and_disclosure]].
  - 2014-07-23: Exodus Intelligence publishes [Silver Bullets and Fairy
    Tails](http://blog.exodusintel.com/2014/07/23/silverbullets_and_fairytails/)
    to explain the vulnerability.
  - 2014-07-25: We publish a [[security
    advisory|security/Security_hole_in_I2P_0.9.13]] explaining the scope of the
    problem, and temporary solutions.
* 2014-07-08: In the [July 8th Keiser Report on RT](http://rt.com/shows/keiser-report/170908-episode-max-keiser-624/).
  The Tails related part of the Keiser Report starts at 15'40".
* 2014-07-03: Tails above the Rest:
  [Installation](http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/tails-above-rest-installation),
  [Part II](http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/tails-above-rest-part-ii),
  [Part III](http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/tails-above-rest-part-iii) by Kyle Rankin in the Linux Journal.
* 2014-07-03: Some articles on Tails users being targeted by NSA XKeyscore:
  - In [NSA targets the privacy-conscious](http://daserste.ndr.de/panorama/aktuell/nsa230_page-1.html)
    by J. Appelbaum, A. Gibson, J. Goetz, V. Kabisch, L. Kampf, L. Ryge.
  - In [Von der NSA als Extremist gebrandmarkt](http://www.tagesschau.de/inland/nsa-xkeyscore-100.html)
    by  Lena Kampf, Jacob Appelbaum and John Goetz (in German).
  - In [If you read Boing Boing, the NSA considers you a target for deep surveillance](http://boingboing.net/2014/07/03/if-you-read-boing-boing-the-n.html)
    by Cory Doctorow.
  - In [TOR, logiciel-clé de protection de la vie privée, dans le viseur de la NSA](http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2014/07/03/un-logiciel-cle-de-protection-de-la-vie-privee-dans-le-viseur-de-la-nsa_4450718_4408996.html)
    by Martin Untersinger on LeMonde.fr (in French).
* 2014-06-25: [Dai segreti di Snowden ai social: il raduno italiano degli hacker](http://corrieredibologna.corriere.it/bologna/notizie/cronaca/2014/25-giugno-2014/dai-segreti-snowden-social-raduno-italiano-hacker-223459532934.shtml) by Andrea Rinaldi, in Corriere di Bologna (in Italian).
* 2014-06-30: [Tails, il sistema operativo incognito che frega l'NSA](http://www.wired.it/gadget/computer/2014/04/15/tails-sistema-operativo-incognito/) by Carola Frediani, in Wired.it (in Italian).
* 2014: late April and early May, many press articles covered the
  Tails 1.0 release, including:
  - In [TAILS: Snowden's favorite anonymous, secure OS goes
    1.0](http://boingboing.net/2014/04/30/tails-snowdens-favorite-ano.html), Cory
    Doctorow writes "Effectively, this is the ParanoidLinux I fictionalized in my
    novel Little Brother."
  - [Tails reaches
    1.0](https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/596765/380d4e75b17ea491/) by Nathan
    Willis in Linux Weekly News.
  - [Anonymous OS reportedly used by Snowden reaches version
    1.0](http://www.cnet.com/news/anonymous-os-reportedly-favored-by-nsa-whistle-blower-edward-snowden-reaches-version-1-0/)
    by Steven Musil in CNET.
  - [Anonymisierungs-OS Tails wird
    erwachsen](http://www.heise.de/security/meldung/Anonymisierungs-OS-Tails-wird-erwachsen-2180167.html)
    in heise Security (in German).
  - [Secure OS Tails Emerges From
    Beta](http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457452,00.asp) by
    David Murphy in PCMAG.
  - [Edward Snowden's OS of choice, the Linux-based Tails,
    is now out of
    beta](http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/01/tails-linux-os-version1-0/)
    by Steve Dent in Engadget.
  - [Tails 1.0: Sicherheit und
    Anonymität](http://www.pro-linux.de/news/1/21038/tails-10-sicherheit-und-anonymitaet.html)
    by Ferdinand Thommes in PRO-LINUX.DE (in German).
  - [Tails, l'OS dédié à la confidentialité, passe en
    version
    1.0](http://www.numerama.com/magazine/29251-tails-l-os-dedie-a-la-confidentialite-passe-en-version-10.html)
    by Julien L. in Numerama (in French).
  - [Anonymous Linux Distribution TAILS Reaches Release Version
    1.0](http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/tails-anonymous-linux-distribution-reaches-release-version-1-0-144823?ModPagespeed=noscript)
    by Max Smolaks in TechWeek Europe.
  - [Snowden's Beloved Tails OS Reaches v1.0
    Milestone](http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Snowdens-Beloved-Tails-OS-Reaches-v10-Milestone-80386.html)
    by Richard Adhikari in LinuxInsider.
  - [Tails 1.0 – La distrib sécurisée sort enfin en version stable](http://korben.info/tails-1-0.html)
    by Korben (in French).
* 2014-04-30: [Tails, le système qui voulait vous rendre vraiment
  anonyme](http://www.clubic.com/antivirus-securite-informatique/virus-hacker-piratage/anonyme-internet/actualite-699478-tails-systeme-voulait-surfer-facon-anonyme.html)
  by Alexandre Laurent, in Clubic (in French).
* 2014-04-29: [This is the most secure computer you’ll ever
  own](http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/29/5664884/this-is-the-most-secure-computer-you-ll-ever-own)
  by Russell Brandom, in The Verge.
* 2014-04-29: [How to be secure on the Internet, really
  secure](http://www.examiner.com/article/how-to-be-secure-on-the-internet-really-secure)
  by Victoria Wagner Ross, in Examiner.com.
* 2014-04-29: [Tuck in Your Tails and Hide from Big
  Brother](http://techgage.com/news/tuck-in-your-tails-and-hide-from-big-brother/)
  by Stetson Smith, in Techgage.
* 2014-04-28: [Cómo instalar y usar Tails, la distribución Linux para navegar
  de manera
  anónima](http://www.eldiario.es/turing/vigilancia_y_privacidad/Guia-practica-Tails-distribucion-Linux_0_253374668.html)
  by Juan Jesús Velasco in El Diario.
* 2014-04-23: Amaelle Guiton mentions Tails in the article [Chiffrer le Net pour
  retrouver notre vie privée en ligne: une bonne solution qui pose des
  problèmes](http://www.slate.fr/monde/86275/cyberespace-cypherspace-crypter-chiffrement-internet)
  in Slate (in French).
* 2014-04-22: golem.de publishes
  [Anonymisierung -- Mit Tails in den
  Datenuntergrund](http://www.golem.de/news/anonymisierung-mit-tails-in-den-datenuntergrund-1404-105944.html)
  (in German), by Jörg Thoma.
* 2014-04-17: Bruce Schneier writes "Nice article on the Tails
  stateless operating system. I use it." [in a blog
  post](https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/04/tails.html).
* 2014-04-16: [Leave no trace: Tips to cover your digital footprint
  and reclaim your
  privacy](http://www.pcworld.com/article/2143846/leave-no-trace-tips-to-cover-your-digital-footprint-and-reclaim-your-privacy.html)
  by Alex Castle in PCWorld.
* 2014-04-16: [Tails, il sistema operativo di Edward
  Snowden](http://www.webnews.it/2014/04/16/tails-il-sistema-operativo-di-edward-snowden/?ref=post)
  by Luca Colantuoni in Webnews.it.
* 2014-04-16: In [Pourquoi Edward Snowden a utilisé Tails Linux pour
  organiser sa
  fuite](http://www.01net.com/editorial/618336/pourquoi-edward-snowden-a-utilise-tails-linux-pour-organiser-sa-fuite/)
  (in French) published on the 01net net-zine, Gilbert Kallenborn
  reports about use of Tails by Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras et al.
* 2014-04-15: [Tails, il sistema operativo incognito che frega
  l’NSA](http://www.wired.it/gadget/computer/2014/04/15/tails-sistema-operativo-incognito/)
  by Carola Frediani, in Wired.it.
* 2014-04-15: The recent Wired article [is
  relayed](http://yro-beta.slashdot.org/story/14/04/15/1940240/snowden-used-the-linux-distro-designed-for-internet-anonymity)
  on Slashdot homepage.
* 2014-04-15: ["Tails": Wie Snowden seine Kommunikation vor der NSA
  versteckt](http://derstandard.at/1397520636954/Tails-Wie-Snowden-seine-Kommunikation-vor-der-NSA-versteckt),
  in derStandart.at
* 2014-04-14: In the [press
  conference](http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2014/4/11/video_glenn_greenwald_laura_poitras_q)
  she held after winning a Polk Award for her reporting on Edward Snowden and
  the NSA, Laura Poitras said "We just published a blog about a tool that's
  called Tails, which is a operating system that runs on either USB stick or SD
  disc, that is a sort of all-in-one encryption tool that you can use for PGP
  and encryption. And it's just really secure. [...] So, it's a really important
  tool for journalists."
* 2014-04-14: [Out in the Open: Inside the Operating System Edward
  Snowden Used to Evade the NSA](http://www.wired.com/2014/04/tails/)
  by Klint Finley, in Wired.
* 2014-04-02: In [Help Support the Little-Known Privacy Tool That Has
  Been Critical to Journalists Reporting on the
  NSA](https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2014/04/help-support-little-known-privacy-tool-has-been-critical-journalists-reporting-nsa)
  by Trevor Timm:
  - Laura Poitras says: "I've been reluctant to go into details about
    the different steps I took to communicate securely with Snowden to
    avoid those methods being targeted. Now that Tails gives a green
    light, I can say it has been an essential tool for reporting the
    NSA story. It is an all-in-one secure digital communication system
    (GPG email, OTR chat, Tor web browser, encrypted storage) that is
    small enough to swallow. I'm very thankful to the Tails developers
    for building this tool."
  - Glenn Greenwald says: "Tails have been vital to my ability to work
    securely on the NSA story. The more I've come to learn about
    communications security, the more central Tails has become to
    my approach."
  - Barton Gellman says: "Privacy and encryption work, but it's too
    easy to make a mistake that exposes you. Tails puts the essential
    tools in one place, with a design that makes it hard to screw them
    up. I could not have talked to Edward Snowden without this kind of
    protection. I wish I'd had it years ago."
* 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 encrpyt 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).
* 2014-03-04: Tails
  [wins](https://twitter.com/accessnow/status/441043400708857856) the
  [2014 Access Innovation Prize](https://www.accessnow.org/prize),
  that was focused this year on Endpoint Security.
* 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.
* 2014-02-27: The Daily Dot announced the experiments on porting Tails to mobile
  devices in "[Tor takes anonymity mobile with new smartphone
  OS](http://www.dailydot.com/technology/tor-anonymous-os-tails-freitas/)" and
  "[Beta testing for Tor's anonymous mobile OS begins this
  spring](http://www.dailydot.com/technology/tor-anonymous-mobile-os-tails/)".
  Note that this is not an official project of Tails, see the homepage of the
  [Tomy Detachable Secure Mobile
  System](https://dev.guardianproject.info/projects/libro/wiki/Tomy_Detachable_Secure_Mobile_System)
  project for more info.
* 2014-02-27: In his article "[Why It’s Vital For Users to Fund Open-Source
  Encryption
  Tools](https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2014/02/why-its-vital-public-fund-open-source-encryption-tools)"
  Trevor Timm from Freedom of the Press Foundation explains that Tails « has
  been vital for most, if not all, of the NSA journalists. [...] Its prime use
  case is journalists trying to communicate or work in environments in which
  they may normally be at risk or compromised. The NSA stories have been the
  biggest story in journalism in the past decade, yet the tool the reporters
  rely on is incredibly underfunded, is maintained by only a handful of
  developers, and operates on a shoestring budget. »
* 2014-02-07: In his review of [uVirtus](http://uvirtus.org), Kheops, from
  Telecomix concludes that « Users should prefer Tails and other mature secure
  live distributions (such as IprediaOS, Liberté Linux, Privatix and Whonix)
  over uVirtus since they provide a real safety improvement to the user. For any
  activity that does not entail transferring large quantities of data (such as
  video files), there is no strong reason to prefer uVirtus over any of these. »
* 2014-01-14: On Linux.com, Carla Schroder [picks
  Tails](https://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/752221-the-top-7-best-linux-distros-for-2014/)
  as the best Linux distribution for 2014 in the "Best Fighting the
  Man Distro" category.
* 2014-01-07: [A RAT in the Registry: The Case for Martus on
  TAILS](http://benetech.org/2014/01/07/a-rat-in-the-registry-the-case-for-martus-on-tails/)
  explains how Benetech have selected TAILS (The Amnesic Incognito
  Live System) to be the default environment for their use of Martus while
  defending Tibetan human rights defenders against targeted malware attacks.
* 2014-01: "Tails: The Amnesiac Incognito Live System – Privacy for
  Anyone Anywhere", by Russ McRee, in this month's issue of the
  [Information Systems Security Association
  Journal](http://www.issa.org/?page=ISSAJournal).

## 2013

* 2013-12: Bruce Schneier
  [answered](http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1r8ibh/iama_security_technologist_and_author_bruce/cdknf7a)
  to someone asking him what Linux distribution is its favorite: "I don't
  use Linux. (Shhh. Don't tell anyone.) Although I have started using Tails".
* 2013-12-30: Jacob Appelbaum stated at the [Chaos Communication
  Congress](https://events.ccc.de/congress/2013/Fahrplan/events/5713.html):
  "if you are a journalist and you are not using Tails, you should
  probably be using Tails, unless you *really* know what
  you're doing".
* 2013-12-12: In [A conversation with Bruce
  Schneier](http://boingboing.net/2013/12/15/bruce-schneier-and-eben-moglen-2.html),
  as part of the "Snowden, the NSA and free software" cycle at
  Columbia Law School NYC, Bruce Schneier says:
  - "I think most of the public domain privacy tools are going to be
    safe, yes. I think GPG is going to be safe. I think OTR is going
    to be safe. I think that Tails is going to be safe. I do think
    that these systems, because they were not -- you know, the NSA has
    a big lever when a tool is written closed-source by a for-profit
    corporation. There are levers they have that they don't have in
    the open source international, altruistic community. And these are
    generally written by crypto-paranoids, they're pretty well
    designed. We make mistakes, but we find them and we correct them,
    and we're getting good at that. I think that if the NSA is going
    after these tools, they're going after implementations."
  - "What do I trust? I trust, I trust Tails, I trust GPG [...]"
  - "We can make it harder, we can make it more expensive, we can make
    it more risky. And yes, every time we do something to increase one
    of those, we're making ourselves safer. [...] There are tools we
    are deploying in countries all over the world, that are keeping
    people alive. Tor is one of them. I mean, Tor saves lives. [...]
    And every time you use Tor [...] provides cover for everyone else
    who uses Tor [...]"
* 2013-11-12: In its review "[Which Linux distro is best for protecting your
  privacy?](http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/which-linux-distro-is-best-for-protecting-your-privacy--1192771)",
  techrada.com prefers Tails over 4 other distributions: "The main advantages of
  Tails are its readiness for USB installation and the complete nature of its
  desktop and its documentation. The Tails system menu also contains enough
  applications to make you do almost everything you may need without rebooting.
  The documentation, while not interesting as the one for Whonix, is more than
  adequate to help even Linux beginners. Yay for Tails, then!"
* 2013-11: The German-speaking ADMIN magazine [reviews
  Tails](http://www.admin-magazin.de/Das-Heft/2013/11/Tails-0.20).
* 2013-10 : (in French) Framablog, [Le chiffrement, maintenant](http://www.framablog.org/index.php/post/2013/10/19/Le-chiffrement-maintenant-compil), contains a whole chapter about Tails.
* 2013-10 : SecureDrop, "Aaron Swartz’s unfinished whistleblowing platform" promotes Tails in both [user manual](https://github.com/freedomofpress/securedrop/blob/master/docs/user_manual.md) and [security audit](http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~aczeskis/research/pubs/UW-CSE-13-08-02.PDF). via [Korben.info](http://korben.info/securedrop-aaron-swartz.html)
* 2013-10: The [occasional issue n°8 of
  MISC](http://boutique.ed-diamond.com/misc-hors-series/500-mischs8.html)
  magazine is dedicated to privacy topics. Tails is mentioned
  a few times.
* 2013-10-15: [CRYPTO-GRAM, October 15, 2013](http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-1310.html)
  Bruce Schneier: "One thing I didn't do, although it's worth considering, is
  use a stateless operating system like Tails. You can configure Tails with a
  persistent volume to save your data, but no operating system changes are ever
  saved. Booting Tails from a read-only DVD -- you can keep your data on an
  encrypted USB stick -- is even more secure. Of course, this is not foolproof,
  but it greatly reduces the potential avenues for attack."
* 2013-10-04: In [Tor: 'The king of high-secure, low-latency anonymity'](http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/oct/04/tor-high-secure-internet-anonymity),
  page 7. NSA: "[Tails adds] severe CNE misery to equation."
* 2013-09-12: In [Inside the Effort to Crowdfund NSA-Proof Email and
  Chat
  Services](http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/inside-the-effort-to-crowdfund-nsa-proof-email-and-chat-services)
  by DJ Pangburn, Riseup birds write (about the TBB) "Combined with
  the TAILS project, which Riseup supports, there is nothing better."
* 2013-09-05: In [How to remain secure against NSA
  surveillance](http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-how-to-remain-secure-surveillance),
  Bruce Schneier wrote: "Since I started working with Snowden's
  documents, I have been using GPG, Silent Circle, Tails, OTR,
  TrueCrypt, BleachBit, and a few other things I'm not going to
  write about."
* 2013-08-13: (in French) [Tails en version 0.20](http://linuxfr.org/news/tails-en-version-0-20) on LinuxFR
* 2013-08-12: [Anonym und sicher Surfen mit
  Tails](http://www.linux-community.de/Internal/Artikel/Print-Artikel/LinuxUser/2013/09/Anonym-und-sicher-Surfen-mit-Tails),
  in the September edition of the
  [LinuxUser](http://www.linux-user.de/) magazine, that includes Tails
  on the accompanying DVD.
* 2013-08-11: In their [DeadDrop/StrongBox Security
  Assessment](http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~aczeskis/research/pubs/UW-CSE-13-08-02.PDF),
  a research group (Alexei Czeskis, David Mah, Omar Sandoval, Ian
  Smith, Karl Koscher, Jacob Appelbaum, Tadayoshi Kohno, and Bruce
  Schneier) suggests inserting Tails in the loop of the
  DeadDrop/StrongBox system. They also write: "We believe that sources
  should be adviced to use the Tails LiveCD. This provides better
  anonymity and is easier to use than the Tor Browser bundle."
* 2013-07-02: [Encryption Works: How to Protect Your Privacy in the Age of NSA Surveillance](https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/encryption-works#tails)
  by Micah Lee on Freedom of the Press Foundation
* 2013-05-21: [Tails 0.18 can install packages on the
  fly](http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Tails-0-18-can-install-packages-on-the-fly-1866479.html)
  on The H Open
* 2013-01-31: [Comment (ne pas) être
  (cyber)espionné ?](http://bugbrother.blog.lemonde.fr/2013/01/31/comment-ne-pas-etre-espionne/)
  by Jean-Marc Manach in "BUG BROTHER -- Qui surveillera les surveillants ?"
* 2013-01-29: Tails is
  [documented](https://www.wefightcensorship.org/article/tails-amnesic-incognito-live-systemhtml.html)
  in Reporters Without Borders' [Online Survival Kit](https://www.wefightcensorship.org/online-survival-kithtml.html)
* 2013-01-14: [DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 490](http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20130114#released)
  announces Tails 0.16

## 2012

* 2012-12-05: [Tails Secure Distro](http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/Features/Tails-Secure-Distro)
  by Bruce Byfield on Linux Magazine Pro
* 2012-12-03: [DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 485](http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20121203)
  announces Tails 0.15
* 2012-11-05: [Tails and Claws](http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20121105#feature), review by Jesse Smith on DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 481
* 2012-08: (in Dutch) [Veilig En Anoniem Op Internet](http://www.oeioei.nl/internet/tails.php)
* 2012-07: [Linux Format](http://www.linuxformat.com/archives?issue=158)
  contained a small, general article about Tails, as well as Tails
  0.10.1 on the supplied DVD. *This DVD ships Tails in a `Tails` directory,
  and its boot scripts have been altered to cope with that. The rest of
  the system has not been altered according to our findings.*
* 2012-07: (in German) [Die totale Privatsphäre](http://www.derbund.ch/digital/internet/Die-totale-Privatsphaere/story/22734697),
  by Klaus Gürtler in Der Bund, a Swiss-German newspaper
* 2012-06: [Tails 0.12 blends in better in Internet cafés](http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Tails-0-12-blends-in-better-in-internet-cafes-1619818.html) on The H Open
* 2012-06: [The Tor Project helps journalists and whistleblowers go online
  without leaving
  a trace](http://www.niemanlab.org/2012/06/the-tor-project-helps-journalists-and-whistleblowers-go-online-without-leaving-a-trace/),
  by Adrienne LaFrance on Nieman Journalism Lab
* 2012-05-16: (in Italian) [Tails, un sistema operativo a base Tor](http://it.paperblog.com/tails-un-sistema-operativo-a-base-tor-1175730/) on paperblog.it
* 2012-05-03: Tails 0.11 was announced in [LWN.net Weekly Edition](https://lwn.net/Articles/494923/); the press release was
  [published on LWN](https://lwn.net/Articles/495669/) too.
* 2012-04-23: (Video) [Protect your Privacy Completely - Web Browsing with TAILS Tor](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04mzYuhl8f4)
* 2012-04: [Leave Your Cellphone at Home](http://nplusonemag.com/leave-your-cellphone-at-home),
  Interview with Jacob Appelbaum, by Sarah Resnick on n+1
* 2012-02-02: (in French) [Vie privée : le guide pour rester anonyme sur Internet](http://www.rue89.com/2012/02/02/vie-privee-le-guide-pour-rester-anonyme-sur-internet-228990), par Martin Untersinger journaliste pour Rue89
* 2012-01-13: (in French) Korben.info : [Tails – La distribution Linux qui protège votre anonymat et votre vie privée](http://korben.info/tails.html)
* 2012-01-12: (in French) LinuxFR
  [announces](https://linuxfr.org/news/tails-en-version-010) Tails 0.10.
* 2012-01-09 : (in German) Heise online [reported](http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Tails-Anonym-im-Internet-1405508.html)
  the release of Tail 0.10.
* 2012-01-06: [Linux privacy distribution Tails updated to version
  0.10](http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-privacy-distribution-Tails-updated-to-version-0-10-1404973.html)
  on The H Open

## 2011

* 2011-11-18: [Tails, the incognito live system, gets 0.9
  release](http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Tails-the-incognito-live-system-gets-0-9-release-1381623.html)
  on The H Open
* 2011-10-28 : (in French) A Tails 0.8 CD was shipped with the [Linux Pratique, issue 68](http://www.linux-pratique.com/index.php/2011/10/28/linux-pratique-n°68-–-novembredecembre-2011-–-chez-votre-marchand-de-journaux) magazine.
* 2011-08: Linux Journal: [Tails - You Can Never Be Too Paranoid](http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-distro-tales-you-can-never-be-too-paranoid)
* 2011-04-27: [The Amnesic Incognito Live System: A live CD for anonymity](https://lwn.net/Articles/440279/) on lwn.net
* 2011-04-20: Release announcement for Tails 0.7 on [lwn.net](https://lwn.net/Articles/439371/)
* 2011-04-18: Incognito is mentionned in the [Distrowatch Weekly News](http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20110418#news)
* 2011-04-15: Release announcement on [Distrowatch](http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06629)

Awards
======

* 2014-06-06: Tails received an honorable mention at
  [APC FLOSS Prize](https://www.apc.org/es/node/19368): "In
  particular, the jury wishes to highlight the Tails project, for
  breaking ground in the area of user privacy protection."
* 2014-03-11: Tails [wins the 2014 Access Innovation
  Prize](https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2014/03/11/2014-access-innovation-prize-winners-announced-at-rightscon),
  for Endpoint Security. Access reports that "Tails embodies the
  successful collaboration of developers, trainers, security
  professionals towards tackling the spectrum of user needs -- from
  usability to security -- in high-risk environments".

Conferences
===========

* 2014-07-16: [The Amnesic Incognito Live System](http://interference.io/amnesic-incognito-live-system) at Interference
* 2014-03-16: [Lightning talk about Tails](http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2014/mini-debconf-barcelona/Lightning_Talks.webm) at 2014 Mini-Debconf in Barcelona. The talk begins at 24:15 of the video.
* 2013-12-29: [Tails needs your
  help!](https://events.ccc.de/congress/2013/wiki/Session:Tails_needs_your_help!)
  at 30C3
* 2013-11-28: [Helping Human Rights Defenders to Communicate Securely: TAILS,
  National Democratic Institute, USA](http://www.coe.int/en/web/world-forum-democracy/lab4_)
  at the World Forum for Democracy
* 2013-10-30: [Tails : confidentialité et anonymat, pour tous et
  partout — L'utilisabilité et de la maintenabilité, fonctionnalités
  critiques pour la
  sécurité](https://www.irill.org/events/tails-confidentialite-et-anonymat-pour-tous-et-partout)
  at [IRILL](https://www.irill.org/)

Video
=====

* [Probando TAILS 0.16 Privacidad y
  Anonimato](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBdGbK54WPE), an
  introductory video to Tails, in Spanish.

Books
=====

* 2013-08-26: [Practical anonymity](http://www.loshin.com/) by Peter Loshin has
a dedicated chapter on Tails.