The Debian-based Tails 5.7 release, which focuses on privacy protection, introduces some new tools in addition to enhancing existing features, updating existing components, and fixing many bugs.
Debian-based, privacy-conscious Tails 5.7 released: new metadata cleanup tool
Tails 5.7 synchronizes the upstream repositories of Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye” with the Linux Kernel 5.10 LTS kernel. The new version includes a new tool called Metadata Cleaner (which will replace MAT) that will help you clean up metadata in your files.
The development team said in the changelog, “When we switched to MAT 0.8.0 in Tails 4.0, MAT lost its graphical interface and can only be accessed from the right-click menu of the file browser. It became particularly difficult for new users of Tails to learn how to clean up their files. Metadata Cleaner solves this problem by providing a simple and easy-to-find graphical interface for removing metadata”.
This release also removes the corrupt pdf-redact-tools package from the Live system. You can click here to view the full changelog for additional details on the updated components and other changes implemented in Tails 5.7, which you can download now from the official website.