Chapter 3

Using Tails

Tails (see is a customized and stripped-down Linux distribution that includes Tor as well as other features to provide an operating system that enhances privacy. Tails is a subproject of Tor Project. Tails is sometimes incorrectly referred to as “TAILS”, from the acronym “The Amnesic Incognito Live System.”

Although there are other Linux distributions whose design goal is anonymity, many users prefer Tails because of its affiliation with the Tor Project. Tails implementers work with Tor Project developers to reduce vulnerabilities and to improve overall security.

As a Linux distribution, Tails includes a number of applications and features that are not readily available to those using Tor Browser ...

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