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    more updates
    Tails 2.7.1 is out

    This release fixes [many security issues](https://tails.boum.org/security/Nume
    rous_security_holes_in_2.7/index.en.html) and users should upgrade as soon as
    possible.

    # Changes

    ## Upgrades and changes

    * Upgrade _Tor Browser_ to [6.0.7](https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-607-released).

    For more details, read our [changelog](https://git-
    tails.immerda.ch/tails/plain/debian/changelog).

    # Known issues

    See the list of [long-standing
    issues](https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/index.en.html).

    # Get Tails 2.7

    * To install, follow our [installation instructions](https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html).

    * To upgrade, an automatic upgrade is available from 2.7 to 2.7.1.

    If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if you fail to start after an
    automatic upgrade, please try to do a [manual
    upgrade](https://tails.boum.org/upgrade/index.en.html).

    * [Download Tails 2.7.1.](https://tails.boum.org/install/download/index.en.html)

    # What's coming up?

    Tails 2.9 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for
    December 13.

    Have a look at our [roadmap](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/roadmap) to see
    where we are heading to.

    We need your help and there are many ways to [contribute to
    Tails](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/index.en.html)
    ([donating](https://tails.boum.org/donate/index.en.html) is only one of them).
    Come [talk to us](https://tails.boum.org/about/contact/index.en.html#tails-
    dev)!



    URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_2.7.1/index.en.html
     
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    UPDATE:

    This release fixes [many security issues](https://tails.boum.org/security/Nume
    rous_security_holes_in_2.7.1/index.en.html) and users should upgrade as soon
    as possible.

    # Changes

    ## Upgrades and changes

    * Upgrade _Tor_ to 0.2.8.10.

    * Upgrade _Tor Browser_ to 6.0.8.

    * Upgrade _Icedove_ to [45.5.1](https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/45.1.1/releasenotes/).

    * Upgrade _obfs4proxy_ to 0.0.7.

    * Switch to _DuckDuckGo_ as the default search engine in _Tor Browser_. The previous default search engine, _Disconnect.me_, has already been redirecting to _Duck Duck Go_ for some time.

    ## Fixed problems

    * Fix Tails not starting in _VirtualBox_ by upgrading the _Guest Additions_ to version 5.1.8. ([#11965](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/11965))

    * Document that **[I/O APIC** is required to start Tails in _VirtualBox_](https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/index.en.html#vb-apic).

    * Remove the error when starting _Videos_ that appeared in Tails 2.7 by fixing the _AppArmor_ profile of _Totem_. ([#11984](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/11984))

    For more details, read our [changelog](https://git-
    tails.immerda.ch/tails/plain/debian/changelog).

    # Known issues

    None specific to this release.

    See the list of [long-standing
    issues](https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/index.en.html).

    # Get Tails 2.9.1

    * To install, follow our [installation instructions](https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html).

    * To upgrade, an automatic upgrade is available from 2.7 and 2.7.1 to 2.9.1.

    If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if you fail to start after an
    automatic upgrade, please try to do a [manual
    upgrade](https://tails.boum.org/upgrade/index.en.html).

    * [Download Tails 2.9.1.](https://tails.boum.org/install/download/index.en.html)

    # What's coming up?

    Tails 2.10 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for
    January 24.

    Have a look at our [roadmap](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/roadmap) to see
    where we are heading to.

    We need your help and there are many ways to [contribute to
    Tails](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/index.en.html)
    ([donating](https://tails.boum.org/donate/index.en.html#2.9.1) is only one of
    them). Come [talk to us](https://tails.boum.org/about/contact/index.en.html
    #tails-dev)!



    URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_2.9.1/index.en.html
     
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    Tails 2.11 is out

    This release fixes [many security issues](https://tails.boum.org/security/Nume
    rous_security_holes_in_2.10/index.en.html) and users should upgrade as soon as
    possible.

    # Changes

    We are very sad to announce that Tails 2.11 will be the last version to
    include [I2P](https://geti2p.net/), an alternative anonymizing network.

    Maintaining software like I2P well-integrated in Tails takes time and effort
    and our team is too busy with other priorities. Unfortunately, we failed to
    find a developer outside of our team to maintain I2P in Tails. As a
    consequence, the last version of I2P being shipped in Tails is _0.9.25_, which
    is nearly one year old now at this moment.

    But we will be happy to reintroduce I2P if we find a volunteer to take care of
    maintaining it in Tails. If you are a developer and care about I2P in Tails,
    that person could be you! Come [talk to
    us](https://tails.boum.org/about/contact/index.en.html#tails-dev)!

    ## New features

    * If running on a 32-bit processor, notify the user that it won't be able to start Tails 3.0 anymore. ([#12193](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/12193))

    * Notify I2P users that I2P will be removed in Tails 2.12. ([#12271](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/12271))

    ## Upgrades and changes

    * Upgrade Tor Browser to 6.5.1.

    * Fix CVE-2017-6074 (local root privilege escalation) by disabling the `dccp` module. ([#12280](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/12280)) Also disable kernel modules for some other uncommon network protocols. (Part of [#6457](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/6457))

    ## Fixed problems

    * Tor Browser: Don't show offline warning when opening the local documentation of Tails. ([#12269](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/12269))

    * Fix rare issue causing automatic upgrades to not apply properly ([#8449](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/8449) and [#11839](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/11839))

    * Install Linux 4.8.15 to prevent GNOME from freezing with Intel GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics. ([#12217](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/12217))

    For more details, read our [changelog](https://git-
    tails.immerda.ch/tails/plain/debian/changelog).

    # Known issues

    None specific to this release.

    See the list of [long-standing
    issues](https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/index.en.html).

    # Get Tails 2.11

    * To install, follow our [installation instructions](https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html).

    * To upgrade, an automatic upgrade is available from 2.10 to 2.11.

    If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if you fail to start after an
    automatic upgrade, please try to do a [manual
    upgrade](https://tails.boum.org/upgrade/index.en.html).

    * [Download Tails 2.11.](https://tails.boum.org/install/download/index.en.html)

    # What's coming up?

    Tails 2.12 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for
    April 18th.

    Have a look at our [roadmap](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/roadmap) to see
    where we are heading to.

    We need your help and there are many ways to [contribute to
    Tails](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/index.en.html)
    ([donating](https://tails.boum.org/donate/index.en.html#2.11) is only one of
    them). Come [talk to us](https://tails.boum.org/about/contact/index.en.html
    #tails-dev)!



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    [tails-news] Tails 3.1 is out


    This release fixes [many security issues](https://tails.boum.org/security/Nume
    rous_security_holes_in_3.0.1/index.en.html) and users should upgrade as soon
    as possible.

    # Changes

    ## Upgrades and changes

    * Update _Tor Browser_ to 7.0.4.
    * Update _Linux_ to 4.9.30-2+deb9u3.

    ## Fixed problems

    * Make sure that _Thunderbird_ erases its temporary directory, containing for example attachments opened in the past. [#13340](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/13340)

    * Fix translations of the time synchronization and "_Tor is ready_" notifications. [#13437](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/13437)

    For more details, read our [changelog](https://git-
    tails.immerda.ch/tails/plain/debian/changelog).

    # Known issues

    None specific to this release.

    See the list of [long-standing
    issues](https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/index.en.html).

    # Get Tails 3.1

    * To install, follow our [installation instructions](https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html).

    * To upgrade, automatic upgrades are available from 3.0 to 3.1. Due to the [#13426](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/13426) bug, automatic upgrades from 3.0.1 are disabled. If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if you fail to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a [manual upgrade](https://tails.boum.org/upgrade/index.en.html).

    * [Download Tails 3.1.](https://tails.boum.org/install/download/index.en.html)

    # What's coming up?

    Tails 3.2 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for
    October 3.

    Have a look at our [roadmap](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/roadmap) to see
    where we are heading to.

    We need your help and there are many ways to [contribute to
    Tails](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/index.en.html)
    ([donating](https://tails.boum.org/donate/index.en.html#3.1) is only one of
    them). Come [talk to us](https://tails.boum.org/about/contact/index.en.html
    #tails-dev)!



    URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_3.1/index.en.html
     
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    You can help Tails! The first release candidate for the upcoming version 3.2
    is out. We are very excited and cannot wait to hear what you think about it :)

    ## What's new in 3.2~rc1?

    Significant changes since Tails 3.1 include:

    * Upgrade to Tails Installer 4.4.19, which gets rid of the splash screen, detects when Tails already is installed on the target device (and then proposes to upgrade), and generally improves the UX. We are _very_ interested in reports about problems with this new version of Tails Installer.

    * Switch from the Florence on-screen keyboard to GNOME's screen keyboard. We know this move has both advantages and disadvantages, for instance very few layouts are supported. Please let us know of any problems!

    * The Root Terminal has gone through some significant back-end changes; please make sure it works like before (or better)!

    * Add PPPoE support; if you have a DSL or dial-up connection that uses PPPoE, please give it a try!

    * Bluetooth support is now completely disabled (details: [#14655](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/14655)). If this makes it hard for you to use Tails, please let us know!

    * Upgrade to Linux 4.12.12, which improves hardware support, e.g. better support for the NVIDIA Maxwell series of graphics cards.

    * Upgrade to Thunderbird 52.3.0. Ideally it should work exactly like before, or better.

    Technical details of all the changes are listed in the [Changelog](https
    ://git-tails.immerda.ch/tails/plain/debian/changelog?h=devel).

    # How to test Tails 3.2~rc1?

    * * *

    **Keep in mind that this is a test image**. We tested that it is not broken in obvious ways, but it might still contain undiscovered issues.

    But test wildly!

    If you find anything that is not working as it should, please report to us on
    [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).

    Bonus points if you first check if it is a [known issue of this
    release](https://tails.boum.org/news/index.en.html#known_issues) or a
    [longstanding known
    issue](https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/index.en.html).

    ## Get Tails 3.2~rc1

    To upgrade, an automatic upgrade is available from 3.1.

    If you cannot do an automatic upgrade, you can install 3.2~rc1 by following
    our usual [installation
    instructions](https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html), skipping the
    **Download and verify** step.

    [Tails 3.2~rc1 ISO image](http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/alpha/tails-
    amd64-3.2~rc1/tails-amd64-3.2~rc1.iso) [OpenPGP
    signature](https://tails.boum.org/torrents/files/tails-amd64-3.2~rc1.iso.sig)
    [Tails 3.2~rc1 torrent](https://tails.boum.org/torrents/files/tails-
    amd64-3.2~rc1.torrent)

    # Known issues in 3.2~rc1

    [Longstanding known
    issues](https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/index.en.html)

    # What's coming up?

    Tails 3.2 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) on
    September 26.

    Have a look at our [roadmap](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/roadmap) to see
    where we are heading to.

    We need your help and there are many ways to [contribute to
    Tails](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/index.en.html)
    ([donating](https://tails.boum.org/donate/index.en.html) is only one of them).
    Come [talk to us](https://tails.boum.org/about/contact/index.en.html#tails-
    dev)!



    URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/test_3.2-rc1/
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    Today we are asking you to give us a hand to fund our work in 2018.

    **Tails protects thousands of people everyday to be safe online and we give out Tails for free because we believe that nobody should have to pay to be protected from surveillance and censorship.**

    We've all become used to get content and tools on the Internet without paying
    for them. But you know that this is the result of users having become the new
    product. While sharing images and messages online, users generate page and
    advertisement views -- which in turn generate income, reaching up to several
    billions of dollars for some companies.

    At Tails we will never sell your data, nor send you targeted advertising. And
    we will never sell our project to a company. We have made this clear in our
    [Social Contract](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/working_together/social_co
    ntract/). This contract is our public promise to our users as well as to the
    rest of the world, and with it, we are affirming a commitment to our beliefs.

    Being free software is a necessary requirement for our tools to be safe and to
    protect you as intended. If our source code was closed, there would be no way
    of actually verifying that our software is trustworthy.

    Last year we've made it clear [how much of our overall budget came from
    government
    grants](https://tails.boum.org/news/why_we_need_donations/index.en.html) and
    that, in order to remain independent and to use our money in the best interest
    of our users, we needed to be able to rely on donations. Our first donation
    campaign was a big success in that regard: your donations covered nearly one
    third of our budget of 2017.

    Our yearly expenses equal 230.000 € on average since 2015 - which is a very
    small budget compared to the multi billionaire companies and agencies running
    the surveillance business. Many of us still do a lot of work during their free
    time.

    While last year's fundraising success was amazing, 2018 will arrive fast and
    our user base is continuously growing. During 2017 we counted 22.061 boots per
    day on average. ([How do we know
    this?](https://tails.boum.org/support/faq/index.en.html#boot_statistics))
    **Many hands make Tails: If each of our users gave $15, our budget for the
    whole year would be raised within one day.** If we could fund Tails entirely
    through donations by our users, this would make us independent from government
    grants.

    This image shows the evolution of Tails boots per day since 2013: ![Tails

    boots per day 2013-2017](https://tails.boum.org/news/many_hands_make_tails/boo
    ts_per_day.png)

    **But many of our users could actually get in trouble** if they donated to an anti-surveillance tool like Tails. So when donating to Tails you are also [giving a hand to these people](https://tails.boum.org/news/who_are_you_helping/index.en.html) by keeping Tails alive. Please consider setting up a yearly or monthly donation.

    Last year, we received 2.043 individual donations. **If you want Tails to
    survive and be largely independent from government grants, please take a
    minute and [give us a hand](https://tails.boum.org/donate?r=giveahand)!**

    [Donate](https://tails.boum.org/donate?r=giveahand)



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