10 Best Uses for Old Flash Drives

There may be times when you need to use a computer or browse the internet without anyone being able to track or see what you have been doing. Maybe you’re shopping for a loved one’s birthday or you’re researching for a book and don’t want your search terms to be visible to prying eyes. We don’t know what you’re doing and we’re not here to judge, just don’t do anything gross or illegal.

Sure, you could use your browser’s incognito mode, but a persistent detective could still figure out what you’re doing, and sometimes that just isn’t enough. This is where Tails comes in. Tails is a standalone operating system that stands for The Amnesic Incognito Live System and does exactly what the name suggests (about privacy).

The overall process is similar to that described above with Linus, only with added security. You will need software to create a bootable USB flash drive. You can use the YUMI listed above or find another option based on your preference. Then just install Tails on your flash drive.

Once installed on your flash drive, you can use it to boot the operating system directly from the drive. It encrypts all your files and your internet usage during usage. Then, as soon as you remove the flash drive and shut down your computer, every trace of your activity disappears into the ether as if it happened. Don’t be weird, use responsibly.

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