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Cloud Computing

Don’t be an April Fool. Participate in World Backup Day on 3/31

Stop for a second and think about this: if you were to wake up one morning and find that your computer would not boot up, what would you do? Unfortunately, many of you have probably experienced a similar tragedy. Some facts:   A hard drive is a mechanical device, and as such is the most […]

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The Risk to Your Encryption Keys when Using Virtual Hosting

Dan Goodin over at Ars Technica has a nice article with an example of one of the privacy risks of using virtual hosting (such as Amazon EC2 and other cloud computing services.) This particular scenario allowed attackers to recover GPG keys from other virtual machines that happened to be running on the same physical machine. […]

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Mind in The Cloud

The individual mind is immanent but not only in the body. It is immanent also in pathways and messages outside the body; and there is a larger Mind of which the individual mind is only a subsystem. – Gregory Bateson I believe that our consciousness has evolved within historical time. And that this evolution is […]

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SpiderOak Speaks At CloudCon

In the middle of downtown San Francisco yesterday, four experts in the area of cloud storage and backup platforms, including our CEO, Ethan Oberman, gathered at the CloudCon Expo & Conference. The panel discussed open source storage solutions, data replication to the cloud and re-inventing cloud storage to provide accessibility, reliability and performance.  Ethan was asked to […]

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[NEW VIDEO] You + Your Data

You and your data are quite the pair. You spend a lot of time together. And your growing relationship is something you share with others, whether business proposals, in gaming, family photos, your favorite music or movies. But who makes sure your precious data is safe, private and accessible when you’re not looking? Enter SpiderOak: […]

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A Brief History of Privacy

Remember the 15 year-old kid who was videotaped waving around a golf ball retriever while pretending it was a light saber in 2002? The video was uploaded – unknowingly – to an Internet video site by some of the boy’s friends. All across the Internet, people started mocking him, making fun of his awkward maneuvers. […]

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Explaining The Cloud to my Grandparents

Pleasure to meet you! I’m new to the SpiderOak team. And I’m new to the cloud technologies space – I come from four years of work with an international nonprofit, Water.org. I’m completely fascinated. Intrigued. Excited, even. I find myself not only spending time each day learning more about the world of backup, sync, share, […]

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What Cloud Computing Can Mean for Small Businesses

Cloud storage will be a necessity within five to ten years for businesses and for individuals so we have invited a professional to talk a little about the future of cloud computing. Biz-it Pro has distinguished himself as an online backup reviewer for many years. He has graciously agreed to contribute to the SpiderOak blog […]

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Living the CloudLife: Cloud Computing 101

Ever wonder just how far into the clouds you and your data are traveling? You are likely using multiple cloud-based services (including SpiderOak, we hope). Google offers software as a free online service to billions of users across the globe. The Internet giant hosts a set of online productivity tools and applications that live in […]

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What Does Freedom Mean To You As A Cloud User?

There’s been plenty of talk surrounding The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). This bill had the consequence of allowing the US Government to ‘police’ the Internet and restrict peoples freedom to share content with others. We at SpiderOak – like many of our colleagues – found this simply unacceptable. And as all the voices rose […]

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