Want to Protect Your Web Privacy? Try “Tails.”Submitted by McWilly on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 15:20
President Obama is set to make a speech to the nation on Friday, in which his “reforms” for the NSA will be detailed. A recent Hill article cited Obama’s goal for the NSA isn’t so much to stop the unconstitutional spying and privacy violations (though it is said he’ll pay surface lip-service to that), but instead on stopping future Ed Snowden style leaks. Thus, our privacy isn’t a real concern, is more than likely still in violation, and will be until a massive upheaval of the political State takes place.
With that in mind… I recently was made aware of a USB-based operating system named “Tails,” which protects your web privacy via a protective wall that blocks applications you may be unaware of from accessing the internet without your knowledge. From the Tails site:
Tails relies on the Tor anonymity network to protect your privacy online:
- All software is configured to connect to the Internet through Tor
- If an application tries to connect to the Internet directly, the connection is automatically blocked for security.