Commit 01d01ff9 authored by Jesse Weinstein's avatar Jesse Weinstein Committed by sajolida

Native English fixes for about.mdwn

parent 646ee711
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- if an application tries to connect to the Internet directly, the
connection is automatically blocked for security.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of
Tor is free software which forms an open, distributed network that helps defend
against traffic analysis, a form of
network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential
business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic
analysis.
business activities and relationships, and state security.
Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of
Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a network of
relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching
your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the
sites you visit from learning your physical location.
......@@ -53,7 +53,7 @@ Using Tor you can:
such as [[bridges|doc/first_steps/startup_options/bridge_mode]].
To learn more about Tor, see the official [Tor
website](https://www.torproject.org/):
website](https://www.torproject.org/), particularly the following pages:
- [Tor overview: Why we need
Tor](https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en#whyweneedtor)
......@@ -63,8 +63,8 @@ website](https://www.torproject.org/):
- [Understanding and Using Tor — An Introduction for the
Layman](https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorALaymansGuide)
To learn more about how the usage of Tor is enforced, see our [[design
document|contribute/design/Tor_enforcement]].
To learn more about how Tails ensures all its network connections use Tor,
see our [[design document|contribute/design/Tor_enforcement]].
I2P
---
......@@ -84,18 +84,18 @@ Use anywhere but leave no trace
Using Tails on a computer doesn't alter or depend on the operating system
installed on it. So you can use it in the same way on your computer, a
friend's or one at your local library. After shutting down Tails,
the computer can start again on its usual operating system.
friend's computer, or one at your local library. After shutting down Tails,
the computer will start again with its usual operating system.
Tails is configured with special care to not use the computer's hard-disks,
even if there is some swap space on them. The only storage space used by Tails is
the RAM, which is automatically erased when the computer shuts down. So
you won't leave any trace neither of the Tails system nor of what you did on
the computer. That's why we call it "amnesic".
in RAM, which is automatically erased when the computer shuts down. So
you won't leave any trace on the computer either of the Tails system itself or
what you used it for. That's why we call Tails "amnesic".
This allows you to work on sensitive documents on any computer and protect you
This allows you to work with sensitive documents on any computer and protects you
from data recovery after shutdown. Of course, you can still explicitly save
some documents to another USB or external hard-disk and take them away for
specific documents to another USB or external hard-disk and take them away for
future use.
<a id="cryptography"></a>
......@@ -111,7 +111,7 @@ encryption:
class="definition">[[!wikipedia LUKS]]</span>, the Linux standard for
disk-encryption.
- Automatically encrypt with HTTPS all your communications to a number of
- Automatically use HTTPS to encrypt all your communications to a number of
major websites using [HTTPS
Everywhere](https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere), a Firefox extension
developed by the [Electronic Frontier Foundation](https://www.eff.org).
......@@ -136,12 +136,12 @@ What's next?
To continue discovering Tails, you can now read:
- the [[warning page|doc/about/warning]] to understand better the security limitations of Tails and Tor,
- the [[warning page|doc/about/warning]] to better understand the security limitations of Tails and Tor,
- more details about the [[features and software|doc/about/features]] included in Tails,
- our [[documentation|doc]] explaining in detail how to use Tails,
- some hints on why [[should you trust Tails|doc/about/trust]],
- our [[design document|contribute/design]] about Tails specification, threat model and implementation,
- the [[calendar|contribute/calendar]] holds the release dates, meetings and other events.
- some hints on why [[you should trust Tails|doc/about/trust]],
- our [[design document|contribute/design]] laying out Tails specification, threat model and implementation,
- the [[calendar|contribute/calendar]] that holds our release dates, meetings and other events.
Press and media
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