Linux News Today: Tails Amnesic Incognito Live Linux OS Spotted on 'Homeland' TV Show
Spoiler alert! Don’t read this if you haven’t watched the third episode of the fifth season of Homeland, an acclaimed American television series that airs on the Showtime network.
If you’ve watched the show so far, then you know that there are a few new characters, such as Laura Sutton, an American journalist in Berlin, played by the beautiful Sarah Sokolovic, as well as Numan, a bearded hacker played by Atheer Adel.
The episode is called “Super Powers” and aired last Sunday, on October 18, 2015. During the show, at some point, Laura Sutton makes contact with Numan, who gives her a USB stick with some leaked CIA documents.
She immediately goes back to her office, takes a Dell XPS 13 laptop from her safe and boots from the USB flash drive received from Numan, which apparently runs the Tails amnesic incognito Live Linux operating system.
Many of our readers know that Tails is a security-focused Debian GNU/Linux based Live operating system used by the famous, ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden to stay invisible online at all times.
Tails Live CD was designed to preserve the privacy and anonymity of those who use it to browse the Internet and don’t want to be tracked. It uses popular open-source projects like Tor, Tor Chat, and Tor Browser.
Below we’ve attached a few images from the show where you can see Tails booting on the Dell XPS laptop. If you have some free time this weekend, we recommend watching the show. Happy weekend!