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Erin Risner

AMA: Interview with Cryptographer, Computer Security Expert Jon Callas

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Last week, you submitted your questions for Jon Callas, one of  the world’s most respected and brilliant minds when it comes to software security and privacy. We chose five of them, which we sent to Jon. These are his answers. 1. How did you become a security expert / cryptographer? A long time ago, I […]

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Drink Your Ovaltine: Encryption 101

When it comes to cryptography, there are no experts. It is considered to be a constantly evolving field. If you started learning today, it is accepted that you might see something new in the code, or do something better that lifelong cryptographers have missed. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of […]

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It’s Data Privacy Day – Helpful Privacy Tips for You

Here are some of our tips for your privacy protection online. Please let else know what else would might add to the list? Use different, strong passwords for each of your online accounts so if one is compromised the rest are safe. Strong passwords contains letters, numbers, different cases, and symbols. Unused online accounts are […]

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Introducing ZKPAs: Privacy is a part of security

Most of you have probably caught on by now that 2013 is ‘The Year of Privacy’. One of many reasons is we’ve just launched our ‘Zero-Knowledge Privacy Ambassador’ (ZKPA) program. We now have nine impressive ZKPAs from around the world who we want to introduce you to in the coming weeks. You will find these […]

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SpiderOak 4.8.4 release

We are sorry for the blog update delay, dear SpiderOakians. As of a week ago, in 4.8.4: Fix a bug causing upgrade from one version of 4.8.x series to a newer one to fail on Windows. See all release notes here.

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Mayan Prediction 12-21-12: Just the end of their calendar? End of the world? Or merely a blizzard?

Before I even put my head on the pillow, the screaming wind was banging without pause against my windows. It probably wasn’t a valid fear, but throughout the night I’d wake up wondering if it was going to break the glass and throw a wave of snow and paralyzing cold onto my bed, all over […]

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Our first-ever, special offer for free users: 25GB for $30/yr

EXPIRED: This offer is now closed, as of Friday 11/16 @ midnight CT. We heard you! Normally, the smallest amount of storage you can buy with SpiderOak is 100GB for $100 a year. But a lot of our free users have said they would upgrade to an annual plan if they could get only 25GB […]

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What people are saying about SpiderOak (Pt. 3)

Over the past few days, we’ve been highlighting what our users are saying about us. In case you missed it, you can view our posts from Friday and yesterday. We appreciate SpiderOak users, and one of our favorite things is getting to know you. Our loyal customers and fellow privacy fanatics have continually helped us […]

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What people are saying about SpiderOak (Pt. 1)

One of our favorite things is getting to know SpiderOak users. Our loyal customers and fellow privacy fanatics have continually helped us create a better product and develop and grow as a company. We’re grateful. Allow me to introduce you to a few users who were willing to share their SpiderOak story: Kevin, the professional […]

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Announcing the winners of our Halloween Photo Caption Contest: ‘Your Online Privacy’

It was hard for our team to choose three winners from last week’s Halloween Photo Caption Contest around the theme ‘Your Online Privacy.’ We’re happy to announce the top three that we felt best fit the criteria: #1 New iPad mini: Stephanie “This is Zara. She used to be a regular human being before her […]

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