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Join us at the Tails HackFest, 2014!

July 5-6, 2014 -- Paris, France


Description and goals
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Join us to make online anonymity and digital privacy usable by the
masses! Whether you're a writer, a software developer, a designer,
a system administrator or just plain interested, come learn about the
challenges faced by Tails, and how you can be part of the solution.

The Tails HackFest will bring together anyone interested in making
Tails more usable and more secure. This open event will be an intense
mix of teaching, drawing, coding, sharing, learning and celebrating.

Logistics
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* Where: the venue for the event is IRILL, Paris, France
  (https://www.irill.org/about/information-for-guests).

* Dates: Saturday, July 5, 2014 - Sunday, July 6, 2014

* Time: 10 AM - 10 PM

* Registration: if you want to attend, please consider dropping us
  a note about it. This is optional, but would help organizing
  this event.

* Contact: <tails-hackfest-2014@boum.org>, #tails-hackfest on
  irc.oftc.net

* Details, scheduling and updates:
  https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/HackFest_2014_Paris/

What is Tails?
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Tails is a live operating system that can be started on almost any
computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It is Free Software, and
based on Debian GNU/Linux.

Tails provides a platform to solve many surveillance problems by
"doing the right thing" out of the box by default, protecting even
less tech-savvy users from the most likely and highest impact risks.

It aims at preserving privacy and anonymity, and helps to:

 * use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all
   connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor
   network;
 * leave no trace on the computer being used unless the user asks it
   explicitly;
 * use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt files, emails
   and instant messaging.

Tails is about usability: every feature and software is ready-to-use,
thoroughly documented, and translated into many languages.

Tails is about cooperation: all products are released as Free and Open
Source Software, and shared with other projects whenever possible.

People use Tails to write books and create movies. People use Tails to
chat off-the-record, browse the web anonymously and share sensitive
documents. Many people depend on Tails to do their daily work, if not
simply to stay alive.

Looking forward to meet you on July 5-6! No doubt you'll find a great
way to contribute to Tails, regardless of what your field of
expertise is!

Host and sponsors
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Many thanks to Debian, IRILL, Mozilla and the Tor project for
supporting this event!
 

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