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[[!meta  title="Tails report for May, 2019"]]
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[[!meta  date="`date --rfc-2822` eg. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:21:15 +0000"]]
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Releases
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* [[Tails 3.14 was released on May 21|news/version_3.14]] ([bugfix release).
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* Tails 3.15 is [[scheduled for July 9|contribute/calendar]].
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The following changes were introduced in Tails 3.14:
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- Enable all available mitigations for the MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling)
  attacks and disable [[!wikipedia Simultaneous_multithreading desc="SMT"]]
  (simultaneous multithreading) on all vulnerable processors to fix the
  [RIDL, Fallout](https://mdsattacks.com/) and
  [ZombieLoad](https://zombieloadattack.com/) security vulnerabilities.
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- Remove the following applications:

  - Desktop applications
    - *Gobby*
    - *Pitivi*
    - *Traverso*

  - Command-line tools
    - `hopenpgp-tools`
    - `keyringer`
    - `monkeysign`
    - `monkeysphere`
    - `msva-perl`
    - `paperkey`
    - `pwgen`
    - `ssss`
    - `pdf-redact-tools`

  You can install these applications again using the
  *[[Additional Software|doc/first_steps/additional_software]]* feature.

  Thanks to the removal of these less popular applications in 3.14 and the removal
  of some language packs in 3.13.2, Tails 3.14 is 39 MB smaller than 3.13.
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Code
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- We spent lots of time dealing with the Firefox add-ons fiasco,
  also known as "armagadd-on 2.0". [[!tails_ticket 16694]]

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- Finally, most of our patches improving the security of Thunderbird's
  email configuration wizard ([[!tails_ticket 6156]]) were merged and
  will be part of Thunderbird 68, that is: not just in Tails, but on all
  for all Thunderbird users on any operating system!

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- We sent out a new call for testing a fix for the issue in which
  [[!tails_ticket 16389 desc="16389: Some USB sticks become unbootable
  in legacy BIOS mode after first boot]]. We received a few conclusive
  test results.

- We tested Onionshare 2.0 in Tails and decided to ship it in 4.0
  ([[!tails_ticket 14649]]).

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Documentation and website
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- We explained better what are [[captive
  portals|/doc/anonymous_internet/unsafe_browser]].
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- We documented how to install additional [[language packs and
  dictionaries|doc/first_steps/additional_software#language-packs]].

- We replaced the PNG of the pie chart that we have on "[[How we spend
  our money|donate#expenses]]" with [pure SVG code, directly in the
  HTML](https://git.tails.boum.org/tails/tree/wiki/src/donate.html#n464).
  It makes it lighter to download, more accessible and much easier to
  update and translate.
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Hot topics on our help desk
===========================

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The first two weeks, before the release of Tails 3.14, we had users reporting
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1. [[!tails_ticket 16608 desc="#16608: Disable the topIcons GNOME Shell extension" ]]
1. [[!tails_ticket 16447 desc="#16447: Regression on some Intel GPU (Braswell, Kaby Lake)"]]
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Then, after the release, the changes on Tor Browser made many users report to us

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1. [[!tails_ticket 16746 desc="#16746: document the disappearence of NoScript and HTTPSEverywhere icons from Tor Browser's toolbar" ]]
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1. [[!tails_ticket 16762 desc="#16762: Document why NoScript last update is january 2000]]
1. [[!tails_ticket 16727 desc="#16727: Update doc to Tor Browser 8.5]]
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Infrastructure
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- We finished benchmarking the prototype node for
  our next-generation CI hardware. ([[!tails_ticket 15501]])

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Funding
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- We completed our work to ship Tails as a USB image which simplifies
  the installation on macOS and Windows. This work was supported through
  a grant from The ISC Project.

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- We published an [analysis of our 2018 donation
  campaign](http://lists.autistici.org/message/20190503.174100.f523ad84.en.html).

- We wrote a thank you email to everybody who donated in 2018.

- We added a [permanent incentive to donate on the homepage of Tor
  Browser in Tails](https://git.tails.boum.org/tails/tree/wiki/src/home.html#n18).
  It's only displayed 10% of the time.
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- We got sponsored by [[*The Best VPN*|partners]]. Thank you for your
  generous donation!
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- We published our [[income statement for 2018|doc/about/finances#2018]].
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Outreach
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Past events
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- Jesús Marín García presented 2 workshops about Tails in May in the
  Comunidad Valenciana, Spain:

  - On [May 4](https://hackandbeers.es/events/hack-beers-castellon-vol-2/) at Hack and Beers in Castellón de la Plana
  - On [May 11](https://vlctechfest.org/) at VLCTechFest in Valencia

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Upcoming events
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- Ulrike and sajolida will be at the [Tor meeting](https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/meetings/2019Stockholm)
  on July 11-14 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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- intrigeri will attend [DebConf19](https://debconf19.debconf.org)
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On-going discussions
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- We followed up on the conversation regarding the [future of Electrum in Tails](http://lists.autistici.org/thread/20190503.105531.755bcd23.en.html#i20190503.105531.755bcd23).
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Translations
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## All the website
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  - de: 44% (2533) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 42% words translated
  - es: 50% (2867) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 43% words translated
  - fa: 31% (1778) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 33% words translated
  - fr: 91% (5228) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 92% words translated
  - it: 32% (1872) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 29% words translated
  - pt: 25% (1435) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 21% words translated

Total original words: 60511

## [[Core pages of the website|contribute/l10n_tricks/core_po_files.txt]]

  - de: 68% (1225) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 71% words translated
  - es: 78% (1387) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 79% words translated
  - fa: 33% (605) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 32% words translated
  - fr: 97% (1735) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 97% words translated
  - it: 61% (1093) strings translated, 17% strings fuzzy, 63% words translated
  - pt: 44% (789) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy, 47% words translated
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Metrics
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* Tails has been started more than 791 323 times this month. This makes 25 527 boots a day on average.
* 9 697 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of a Tails USB image or ISO from our website.
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[[How do we know this?|support/faq#boot_statistics]]