Privacy is a Knife

It’s the never-ending debate: Privacy v. Security. This recent article talks about this debate in relation to the pilot who deliberately crashed the Germanwings plane in March, killing 150 people. Because of Germany’s strict medical privacy laws, the airline didn’t know the pilot should not have been flying. Let’s talk about the same thing, but with […]

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SpiderOak’s Refer-a-Friend Program

Recently, a few of you have asked about our Refer-a-Friend (RaF) program, which historically has given users 1GB for every friend they invite to join SpiderOak. The link on our website now redirects to the home page. We have had some big changes the past few months, and are excited for even more coming in […]

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We’re hiring a new Marketing Manager

Most people don’t care about privacy. But we do. SpiderOak is looking for a great Marketing Manager who knows both B-to-B and B-to-C marketing.  We’re a software company so you need to have a good level of technical expertise but also have the talents needed to translate that into compelling consumer benefits.  You will work […]

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Encryption is the Second Amendment for the Internet

This article was written by Sunday Yokubaitis, the president of Golden Frog, and originally appeared on The Daily Dot. Golden Frog is a company that fights for online privacy and to open up a free and secure Internet for people around the world.   Last week, FBI Director James Comey once again campaigned for “backdoors” into the encryption programs […]

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SpiderOak Mobile App: Fun with Internationalization

As we release our mobile app with support for six languages – English (two dialects), French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish – it’s worth mentioning some interesting things about the implementation, to convey a sense of the ways it impacts our app development. “Internationalizing” an app (“i18n” = “i” + 18 characters + “n”) touches every […]

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SpiderOak is hiring a new Customer Relations rep!

This is a full-time, flexible hours, work-from-home position which is available to any city in the world (although we strongly prefer someone living in Kansas City). SpiderOak is an all-telecommute company of about 50 people; we use chat rooms, wikis, email, and video conferencing to coordinate. This job requires a lot of self-motivation, since you’re […]

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Happy World Backup Day: Why We Love Our Customers

As anyone who’s ever worked a customer service job will tell you, working with people is not always a joy. That’s why I feel so lucky that most of the customers at SpiderOak really are great to work with. That’s right, dear readers: YOU are awesome customers! March 31 is World Backup Day, so we […]

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Prevent getting locked out of your account

Sometimes the best thing about SpiderOak is also the worst thing about SpiderOak: because of our Zero-Knowledge privacy policy, we can never reset your password or provide it to you, even in emergencies. This is great when it comes to security, but terrible if you happen to find yourself locked out of an account that contains the only copies […]

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A Toast To Privacy at SxSW – #TakeBackYourInternet

SpiderOak raised a glass to privacy at the 3rd Annual “Take Back Your Internet” party on Monday, March 16th. The free event, presented by GoldenFrog, was open to anyone and everyone at the SxSW Interactive Festival. Guests enjoyed free drinks, music and the discussion of Net Neutrality. SpiderOak co-sponsored the event along with 14 other proponents of […]

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Join EFF, SpiderOak, GoldenFrog & more at SXSW #TakeBackYourInternet

We’ll be at SXSW next week! If you’re in Austin, join us (for free!) at the Take Back Your Internet panel. We’ll be sponsoring the event along with several others. Simply RSVP for the evening of Monday, the 16th. Enjoy free drinks and join the conversation on Net Neutrality. Five expert panelists will examine the recent proposals by […]

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