The 5th of July Foundation runs a Jabber (XMPP) server for secure chats via encryption (OTR or OMEMO). It is free for everyone to use and supports cross-server communication.
Register an account here:
In addition to the clients linked above, you can use our web chat here:
Our web chat supports OMEMO encryption.
Do not transfer files over Jabber if you use OTR, since file attachments are not encrypted. In general, we recommend OMEMO over OTR.
Data security policy
There are many free Jabber (XMPP) servers around, but it’s hard to know who runs them and whether they log any data. Therefore, here is what we offer:
- We are the non-profit 5th of July Foundation in Sweden, founded and run by Swedish internet pioneers with a credible track record in internet security, privacy and liberty. You can check us out here.
- Our Jabber (XMPP) instance is hosted on our own physical server, which is hosted on Swedish ground by Bahnhof, Sweden’s most resilient free-speech network operator, which also hosted Wikileaks.
- We don’t log anything.
Questions or tips are welcome at info AT 5july.org (PGP fingerprint: F6E3 61DC FB70 6E0D 3768 5A23 AEE1 E2FE A282 6DAA).