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Erin Risner

What Trusting Yourself Gets You + Big Events This Week

Trust is the belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective. While you would like to think the people with whom you’ve surrounded yourself are deserving of these descriptions, you’ve probably been around long enough to know even those you hold to the highest of standards have let you down. So perhaps Mom […]

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The Crypto-Cherub Asks You: What Apps Should He Shoot Privacy Into?

We’re wildly, madly in love with privacy but we’re not keeping it a secret. Many of you know we’ve spent a lot of the past year working on Crypton. And we believe it is the future. We plan to use it to build a new internet, and hope others will take its open source code […]

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Tomorrow is ‘The Day We Fight Back’ against mass surveillance

In Matt’s Damon’s AMA on Reddit last week, he was asked: Hey Matt, your amazing monologue about the NSA in Good Will Hunting is probably more relevant today than it was when the film was first released. How did you come up with that scene, and are you at all surprised by the revelations on […]

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17 Top Tips for Protecting Your Privacy

Happy Data Privacy Day! Celebrated Jan. 28 every year, people are coming together across the globe to talk about the importance of privacy. Take a look at the conversation that’s been happening today on Twitter via the hashtag #DPD14 (or Facebook). On Jan. 16 we asked our users – some of the best privacy experts in the […]

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Data Privacy Day Discount – Protect Your Data with 28% Off

Tomorrow, Tues. Jan 28 is Data Privacy Day. This month we are raising awareness about the importance of protecting your data by joining the efforts of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and hundreds of other organizations around the world. Read more about Data Privacy Day. So help us celebrate! Enjoy 28% off all yearly plans for […]

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Guest Post: Can you trust a VPN to protect your privacy?

Privacy by policy vs. privacy by design: At SpiderOak we always preach privacy by design, we don’t *choose* to not see your data, we just *can’t*. Sadly, a lot of online services cannot take on that philosophy, simply because of how the internet works right now. This is the case of VPN. VPNs are a great […]

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“GB for Life for a TIP You Recite”: Share Your Privacy Tips, Earn Free GBs

**Thanks for submitting your tips! This promotion is now closed as of Sunday Jan. 26. Get 28% off yearly plans until the end of Jan.** No one is better at protecting their online privacy than SpiderOak users. Our users are some of the best privacy experts in the world. They are extremely intentional about what […]

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SpiderOak to Become OSS & More: What to Expect From Us in 2014 (PART I)

To kick off the New Year, we asked our followers on Twitter what they wanted to see from us in 2014. Our CTO and Co-Founder Alan Fairless specifically addresses everyone who sent in their request, below. In Part II, our CEO Ethan Oberman will share even more about what you can expect from us throughout […]

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And Now: a SpiderOak Video Singalong (12 Days of Privacy)

“On the 12th Day of Privacy, SpiderOak gave to me….” For those of you who would like to see a slightly embarrassing and quite silly compilation of SpiderOakers singing what we’ve deemed The 12 Days of Privacy*, then this is for you! We have more than 50 employees all over the world, and this is […]

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Get Up to Date on Your Privacy

“If there is no right to privacy, there can be no true freedom of expression and opinion, and therefore no effective democracy.” - Dilma Rousseff We eat, drink, and sleep privacy. This blog remains dedicated to company updates, developer musings and special promotions (like No Knowing November - check it out!), while our daily articles at the […]

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