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Erin Risner

#AskSpiderOak October: Strong Password Tips & the Meaning of Life

The first Thursday of every month, we want you to ask us @SpiderOak anything you want to know. Just use the hashtag #AskSpiderOak on Twitter. We’ll respond via video to some of your questions. For our first edition, Alli from Customer Support answers Greg and Lenin’s questions: What constitutes a strong password in these days […]

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Giving Privacy to the Internet: Developers Meet Crypton

We believe privacy doesn’t have to be a pain. So we’ve been working hard on Crypton. Now, anyone can easily build cyptographically secure cloud applications with Crypton, a Zero-knowledge framework for Javascript. Last week in The New Yorker, our CEO Ethan Oberman talked to cyberculture journalist Joshua Kopstein about Crypton’s potential: “I can tell you from firsthand […]

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State of Online Privacy Survey Results & Discounted GBs

The results are in! We’d like to send a big thanks to the 7,883 respondents of our 2013 State of Privacy survey. We were thrilled to get such a great response. Participants spoke loud and clear. The National Security Agency’s spying program has made users feel less secure. They consider the government the biggest threat […]

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SpiderOak University & Interview with a Cybersecurity Expert

This week we opened the doors to SpiderOak University. Anyone can participate and earn extra GBs. We were honored to talk to Richard F. Forno, Ph.D., who has more than 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity field. Dr. Forno helped build the first formal cybersecurity program for the U.S. House of Representatives as the first Chief Security […]

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AMA: Interview with International Privacy Consultant JJ Luna

After our popular interview with cryptographer and computer security expert Jon Callas earlier this summer, we wanted to talk to more experts who were publicly passionate about privacy. Meet JJ Luna – an international privacy consultant and author of the best-selling book How to Be Invisible. He’s spent more than five decades living off the […]

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It’s SysAdmin Day: Your Top 10 Linux Hacks for SpiderOak

Be sure to thank and lavish gifts upon your SysAdmin today. Last week, we asked the Linux community to submit their favorite Linux tips and tricks to share with their fellow SpiderOak users. In honor of sysadmin everywhere, this is the Top 10 list of hacks (in no particular order):  SpiderOak here’s a hack. I […]

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SpiderOak 5.0.2 release

We’re happy to share some new updates with you. Please find the update on our Downloads page. This 5.0.2 general release includes: Fix a bug causing uncontrolled growth of application data folder during large downloads. Fix a bug allowing user to set up a sync feedback loop involving the Hive folder. Now removes folder branding […]

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Linux Users: Are You Über Leet? Show Us Your Hacks

Leet greetz to all the linux hackers out there. System Administrator Appreciation Day is next week (July 26). Because: SpiderOak has a large number of Linux users (inside and out) The Linux community has long been a do-it-yourself crowd of folks willing to solve their own problems… We want to tap into your expertise. We […]

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Announcing the Five 100GB Winners

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our testimonial-100GB giveaway last week! THE PROCESS We had 110 entries across email, our blog and social media. We compiled and numbered all of them. Alan – our CTO and co-founder – ran a random number generation query and that is how we arrived at our five 100GB for […]

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Our Android 2.0 App Release & Testimonial Winners Announced Wednesday

Because of the enormous response we received during last week’s testimonial-100GB giveaway, the five winners will be announced on Wednesday instead of today. Thanks again to everyone who participated! We were so grateful for all of the positive feedback. If you missed it, we wanted to draw special attention to our new open-source HTML5 Android […]

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