Commit 29c79f47 authored by Tails developers's avatar Tails developers
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Add FAQ about timezone

parent d9edf164
......@@ -414,6 +414,19 @@ tools|doc/encryption_and_privacy/encrypted_volumes]] such as [[LUKS|faq#luks]].
The development process of Truecrypt has been long criticized, while LUKS is a
recognized open standard.
Why is the time set wrong?
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When Tails starts, your timezone is set to UTC (Greenwich time). So, this time
might be a few hours in the future if you are West from the UK, or in the past
if you are East from the UK. The minutes should be accurate.
We do this for anonymity reasons: if some application reveals your actual
timezone, it might help identifying who you are.
Having all Tails users set to the same timezone, makes it more difficult to
distinguish you amongst all the other Tails users.
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