XMPP Ubiquitous Encryption - a manifesto
Peter Saint-Andre has created a Manifest for others to join, debate and discuss about a plan for upgrading the XMPP network to always-on, mandatory, ubiquitous encryption.
To quote Peter:
In short: we owe it to those who use XMPP technologies to improve the security of the network (and thanks to Thijs Alkemade, we now have better ways to test such security, using the newly-launched "IM Observatory" at xmpp.net). Although we know that channel encryption is not the complete answer, it's the right thing to do because it will help to protect people's communications from prying eyes.