Hi, Ubuntu community.
Recently, I stumbled upon Tails. Since privacy is a big concern in my country, I'd like to have the security that Tails provides, but at the same time enjoy Ubuntu 12.04. So assuming that one gets a new laptop and installs 12.04 on it, what does one have to do to secure himself to the same or almost the same level as Tails would?
Also, how does one make instant messaging secure?
And furthermore, I still want to use Firefox instead of the Tor browser. So what add-ons should I install to have the same security as Tor users?
Thanks in advance.