Edward Snowden’s Operating System with REDACTED

Software security is a critical issue for everyone, but it takes on an entirely different dimension when your life, or the lives of others, depend on it. Consider the security needs of an environmentalist whistle blower inside a chemical corporation, or a human rights activist in Iran. Hyper-secure and fully anonymous operating systems are vital for many legitimate use cases. They are a double-edge sword though, and also empower nefarious actors.

Tails is an operating system designed to protect against surveillance and censorship. Our guest today is a member of the Tails group. For privacy reasons we will refer to him as ludo.

This episode is hosted by Lee Atchison. Lee Atchison is a software architect, author, and thought leader on cloud computing and application modernization. His best-selling book, Architecting for Scale (O’Reilly Media), is an essential resource for technical teams looking to maintain high availability and manage risk in their cloud environments.

Lee is the host of his podcast, Modern Digital Business, an engaging and informative podcast produced for people looking to build and grow their digital business with the help of modern applications and processes developed for today’s fast-moving business environment. Listen at mdb.fm. Follow Lee at softwarearchitectureinsights.com, and see all his content at leeatchison.com.

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