Ten years ago today, on the 5 July 2012, the United Nations adopted a resolution on “the promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet”.
The resolution was commendably simple in stating that “rights that people have offline must also be protected online”.
We couldn’t agree more, and that’s why we named our foundation after that momentous date in internet history.
The 5th of July Foundation is here to provide concrete tools that help citizens globally to enjoy the online rights to security, privacy, and liberty that the United Nations has officially granted them.
Here are some new and updated tools and features to honour the day:
Flashdrop for encrypted image and video sharing
Flashdrop lets you upload (or “drop”) a file and share the link to it. The file selfdestructs in 12 hours, although we may tweak this time or add more options. Currently you can paste files up to 50 MB. Try it out at:
New Flashbox for disposable emails
We have updated our popular tool for receiving disposable emails. Check out the beta of the new Flashbox here:
The old Flashbox (at flashbox.5july.org, if you have to) will remain online while the new Flashbox is in beta.
United Kingdom added to Integrity VPN
Users of Integrity VPN can now choose to get an IP address in the UK, in addition to Sweden and the USA. Just download a new Wireguard configuration for the country of your choice:
Note that Integrity VPN is a paid service that some Internet providers offer their customers – you can’t buy Integrity VPN directly from us.
That’s all for now, let’s celebrate the 5th of July by enjoying our online human rights to the fullest!