Credits Michael Carbone, Lindsay Beck, Chris Walker, Carol Waters, Nick Sera-Leyva Last Updated 2015-05
Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a a live operating system, or an operating system which can be run directly from an external media storage device such as a USB stick or SD card. In addition to being portable, Tails leaves no trace of itself once disconnected from a machine, and routes all internet traffic through the Tor network.
Learning Goals for Participants
Understand how Internet censorship works.
Introduce Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), a live operating system that can be booted on any computer using external media such as USB drive, DVD, or SD card.
Learn to download and install the Tails operating system bundle safely.
Learn to use Tails and the included applications for productivity tasks.
Understand the anonymity and digital safety concepts behind the design of Tails.
The countries where the use of encryption is illegal and that law is enforced has decreased, but it is still a very real concern for some participants. Before a training, review the laws of where your participants live and work, as well as the laws of where you’re conducting the training.
At minimum, a basic understanding of Tor, a technology built into Tails that provides an encrypted, anonymizing connection for users, is key to using and understanding Tails.