Tails report for September and October 2022 <https://tails.boum.org/news/report_2022_10/>
Here's a glimpse at what happened in Tails in September and October.
Analyzing results of usability tests
We analyzed the results of the usability tests we did in São Paulo:
* first-time use
* Tor Connection
<Lurker - Bogus extension;
Then we prioritized the issues identified there and planned to fix a bunch of them in the next few months.
Our developers brought 3 major new features to beta quality:
New Persistent Storage, completely redesigned and vastly more usable
Wayland and better Unsafe Browser, for better security in depth and
QR code scanning for Tor bridges
We will only release these features officially in Tails 5.8 (December 2022), but you cantry them already in Tails 5.8~beta1 <https://tails.boum.org/news/test_5.8-beta1/>\!
We launched our end-of-year donation campaign.
Donations from passionate people like you are our most valuable source of funding because they guarantee our independence. We are a very small nonprofit and our yearly budget is ridiculously small compared to the value of Tails.
Donate now <https://tails.boum.org/donate/index.en.html>to fight surveillance and censorship!
Tails 5.5 was released on October 17 <https://tails.boum.org/news/version_5.5/index.en.html>, including:
/Thunderbird/102 is a major update withmany changes to the
navigation, folder icons, and address book
/Thunderbird/102 also includes important usability improvements to
the OpenPGP feature. When composing an email, you can now see
whether it will be encrypted or not. If encryption is impossible, a
key assistant helps you solve key issues.
Thunderbird composer window with encryption turned on and
notification about a missing key and how to resolve the issue.
Always ask to configure a screen locking password when pressing
Ctrl+L and no administration pasword was set. (#19090
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Tails 5.6 was released on October 25 <https://tails.boum.org/news/version_5.6/index.en.html>\.
Tails has been started more than 698 160 times in September, and 736 378 times in October. This makes 23 517 boots a day on average.
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