Reviewed October 7th, 2020
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Jitsi Meet

8x8, Inc.
9/10

Summary

Jitsi Meet is a free, open-source video call app that doesn't require you to create an account. The service works on desktop, Android, and iOS devices, has high-quality video and audio, allows for password protected calls, and has no limits on participants. You can also run your own version of Jitsi Meet on your own servers. The app can be downloaded for free on major platforms.

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?

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Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?

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Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?

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Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?

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Does it have parental controls?

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Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?

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Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?

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Does it require you to create a strong password?

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Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

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Does it have a privacy policy?

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How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?

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Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?

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Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?

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Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?

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Does it require a phone number to use?

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Does it require an address (home or office) to use?

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Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?

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Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?

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Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?

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Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?

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What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Not much risk in using this service. Calls are not yet end-to-end encrypted, but really the only issue would be if you were to mistakenly livestream to YouTube.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Any information users choose to enter into Jitsi is purely optional and is only shared with meeting participants. Jitsi does not retain any personal data after meetings and claims they do not sell personal information to third parties.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Encrypted calls.
  • Host can lock a room with a password and mute or kick participants.
  • Can livestream to YouTube.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Not much documentation on how to use.
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