Is it reasonable to assume communication on a public computer can not be made anonymized even with utilization of Tails?

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While Lunar's answer is accurate, it is restricted to IT stuff, and you shouldn't overlook non-IT stuff, the most obvious is CCTV and hidden cams, but also just people looking over your shoulder. Public computers are, after all, in the public..


Unless hardware or very low level software monitoring solutions have been deployed, a public computer booted with Tails will properly protect the privacy of its users.

Users should eventually disable MAC address spoofing as it might raise suspicions from the local network administrator or prevent the computer to access the network entirely.

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