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Subject: [Tails-testers] [Tails-news] Launching our donation campaign for 2020
The mission of Tails is to empower people worldwide by giving out an operating
system that protects from surveillance and censorship.

We build liberating technology to put people in control of their digital
lives, keeping in mind that the most vulnerable and oppressed people are also
the most in need of privacy and security:

* Journalists and whistleblowers use Tails to denounce the wrongdoings of governments and corporations.
* Activists use Tails to avoid surveillance and organize their struggles for liberatory social change.
* Human-rights defenders use Tails to avoid censorship and report human-rights violations.
* Domestic violence survivors use Tails to escape surveillance in their homes.
* Privacy-concerned citizens use Tails to avoid online tracking.

And we give out Tails for free because nobody should have to pay to be safe
while using computers.

However, Tails needs funds to keep up the fight and we know that people who
need Tails the most cannot always donate: because they would get in trouble
for giving to an anti-surveillance tool or simply because they don't have the

# Why supporting Tails is more important than ever

The [2019 World Press Freedom Index](https://rsf.org/en/2019-world-press-
freedom-index-cycle-fear) compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows
how hatred of journalists has degenerated into violence, contributing to an
increase in fear. The number of countries regarded as safe, where journalists
can work in complete security, continues to decline, while authoritarian
regimes continue to tighten their grip on the media.

According to the [2019 Report by United Nations' Special Rapporteur David
surveillance of individuals - often journalists, activists, opposition
figures, critics and others exercising their right to freedom of expression -
thrives because of weak controls on exports and transfers of surveillance
technology to repressive governments. This surveillance is known to lead to
arbitrary detention, sometimes to torture and possibly to extrajudicial

These technologies include targeted malware, online interception of network
communications, and deep packet inspection; all technologies that Tails is one
of the best tool to protect from while reducing the risk of dangerous

A legal framework to regulate this surveillance industry, as recommended by
David Kaye, might be useful for the future. But digital freedom tools like
Tails are more needed than ever right now, in an act of empowerment and self-

# You are our best guarantee

We often hear complaints about software projects that are meant to fight
surveillance, like Tor and Tails, getting funds from the US government. We
share this concern and we will never be at ease as long as the well-being of
our project depends on such funding.

This is why it's so important to be sustained by users like you: our
independence depends on you.

We are extremely proud that our primary source of funding in the last years
has been donations from passionate people like you. Let's keep it this way!

In 2017-2019, our money came from:

* Passionate people like you


* Foundations & NGOs


like Mozilla or the Handshake Foundation

* Entities related to the US government


like the Open Technology Fund or the ISC Project

* Private companies


like DuckDuckGo or Lush

# New anonymous ways to donate

Because we know that being able to donate anonymously is very important to
some of you, we are adding this year 3 new ways to donate anonymously to

You can send us:

* Monero:


* Zcash:


* Cash by post:

Merseburger Strasse 95
04177 Leipzig

Please take a minute to donate to Tails today!


URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/2019-fundraiser/index.en.html
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