We defend people’s right to Security, Privacy and Liberty in their communication!
We are a Swedish non-profit foundation aiming to:
- defend freedom of opinion and freedom of expression on the internet – in practical deed
- educate the public about freedom of opinion, expression and privacy
- participate in the public debate in these areas
- support diversity and free exchange of ideas on the internet
- seek to counteract damaging effects of monitoring, recording, retaining and blocking of internet traffic
- provide internet services that further these causes
The vision of the founders
Politicians often talk about the importance of freedom of speech on the internet. At the same time they abolish privacy, block internet traffic and let authorities register what we all do on the net. They undermine the basis for freedom of expression.
As Swedish internet pioneers we don’t like this development. We decided to offer resistance.
Opinion-making is fine. We have done it and we will continue.
But talking is not enough. We also want to act.
Act to drive opinion. Act through offering truly trustable services. Act to allow anyone to enhance the Security, Privacy, and Liberty of their communication.
Oscar Swartz, chairman
Use our trustworthy services in your communication!
Just like Greenpeace acts to raise awareness of certain questions, we want to protect the digital environment. What kind of trusted internet services do you wish that can enhance Security, Privacy and Liberty for the general public? We listen to suggestions.
Our trustworthy VPN service Integrity provides Security, Privacy and Liberty to its users. Currently only available through ISP resellers Read more (or become a reseller) at Integrity.st.
Our service for anonymous, disposable email is free to use and has no ads. Use it here!
Our XMPP/Jabber server at jabber.5july.org offers secure chats and is free for everyone to use. Read more here.
Follow our activism to spread awareness about safe communication!
Resident blogger HAX
Henrik “HAX” Alexandersson is our resident blogger since 5th of July 2014. Read his blog here.
We provide free and sponsored services for deserving parties as long as our resources can handle it, read more in the blog post 5July sponsoring Liberty, Privacy and Security around the world
5th of July Foundation uses its knowledge, contacts and resources for activism. We have nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize and reported Sweden to the EU Commission for being in breach of the EU Charter. Read more in our blog.
Meet the team
We come from different backgrounds and generations, but have in common a strong commitment to internet freedom. Read more about us and the foundation here.
You can support our work by using our services, making a donation or wearing our t-shirt.
International bank transfer
- Bank name: Swedbank
- BIC: SWEDSESS
- IBAN: SE12 8000 0811 4106 3491 2166
Bank transfer within Sweden
- Bankgiro: 183-1148