posted ago by jamesbrown55 ago by jamesbrown55 +8 / -0

On 28 December 2014, Der Spiegel published slides from an internal NSA presentation dating to June 2012 in which the NSA deemed Tails on its own as a "major threat" to its mission, and when used in conjunction with other privacy tools such as OTR, Cspace, RedPhone, and TrueCrypt was ranked as "catastrophic," leading to a "near-total loss/lack of insight to target communications, presence..."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tails_(operating_system)#In_mainstream_media

Install Tails OS:

https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

Persistent storage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tSJSXTkJ50&list=PLOZKbRUo9H_qXgyGp5UVYCoGQYo9YB5E8&index=3

Chat XMPP OTR over Tor Pidgin in Tails:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsSssbs-Sso&list=PLOZKbRUo9H_qXgyGp5UVYCoGQYo9YB5E8&index=8

The default IRC accounts no longer there so don't have to remove them.

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defiant_liberty 2 points ago +2 / -0

IMHO, tails and tor will probably work to protect against most oppressive governments, but will probably not work to well to protect against the 5-eyes countries and their allies. All OS's are complicated, and there are a lot of places you can put back-doors and flaws. There are plenty around even without expert placement, and people like the NSA have the 80000 crypto analysts, and meta data annalists, and they have the ability to do things like use AWS to power up 100000 tor instances to track traffic between them.

People who use them should consider them more like a layer, then a solution.

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raggingdog93 2 points ago +2 / -0

here's where I got lost why? unless you're planning on doing something violent or buying/selling something illegal why give a shit if glowies watch you say nigger

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defiant_liberty 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah, that is until they decide that that Jan 6 protest you planned attendance at is a terrorist insurrection rather than a peaceful protest.

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codreanuAppreciator 2 points ago +2 / -0

Also use public wifi