Privacy-Focused Tails 2.10 Linux Includes Security Updates, New Tools

1 - Privacy-Focused Tails 2.10 Linux Includes Security Updates, New Tools
2 - Default Search Engine Is Now DuckDuckGo
3 - Several Security Vulnerabilities Have Been Patched
4 - Tor Browser Updated to Version 6.5
5 - Tor Circuit Visibility Improves
6 - The uBlock Origin Browser Plugin Replaces AdBlock
7 - Onion Share Enables Anonymous File Sharing
8 - Tails 2.10 Runs the Linux 4.8 Kernel
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Privacy-Focused Tails 2.10 Linux Includes Security Updates, New Tools

The first 2017 release of the privacy-focused Linux distribution patches security issues and provides a new anonymous sharing tool called Onion Share.

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Default Search Engine Is Now DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is now the default search engine choice in Tails 2.10, replacing disconnect.me, which was the default in prior releases.

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Several Security Vulnerabilities Have Been Patched

Each Tails release includes security updates from the upstream open-source projects the Linux distribution includes.

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Tor Browser Updated to Version 6.5

Among the updated applications in Tails 2.10 is the Tor Browser, which is based on the Mozilla Firefox web browser. The latest Tor Browser update benefits from security patches made by Mozilla for Firefox.

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Tor Circuit Visibility Improves

Tor works by routing user traffic through a series of nodes. Tor Browser with Tails 2.10 now includes a Tor circuit view, which shows users the path their data traffic is taking.

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The uBlock Origin Browser Plugin Replaces AdBlock

Previous releases of Tails included the AdBlock browser plugin to help protect users from advertising tracking. In Tails 2.10, the uBlock Origin blocker is now the default, providing improved capabilities to blog and log potentially unwanted tracking.

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Onion Share Enables Anonymous File Sharing

Sharing files anonymously is now easier in Tails, thanks to the inclusion of the Onion Share application.

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Tails 2.10 Runs the Linux 4.8 Kernel

At the core of the Tails 2.10 operating system is a Linux 4.8 kernel. Linux creator Linus Torvalds released Linux 4.8 Oct. 2.

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