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Privacy Roundup #7 of 2013

August is upon us and summer in the northern hemisphere is in full swing. And although it seems like yesterday, news of PRISM broke several months ago and Edward Snowden continues to be firmly in the conversation. Further, the US government has been under relentless pressure from foreign governments, congressmen, senators, and companies for what […]

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Privacy Roundup #6 of 2013

Summer is officially in full swing in the northern hemisphere. For us Americans that means a celebration of fireworks and cookouts and freedom. This year in particular we are thinking a little more about what ‘freedom’ means in the backdrop of PRISM and its impacts on our society. It is a complicated issue for sure […]

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Privacy VS. Security in a PRISM: The Important Difference

The events of these last many days certainly raise awareness around the integrity of data and the companies we entrust with it. Many of the articles and posts have poured over the impacts: the good, the bad, the necessity, the importance, the invasive, the threat, the martyr and so on. Given this dearth of commentary, […]

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Privacy Roundup: PRISM Special Edition

May has rolled into June and summer is fast approaching. Originally I had planned for this privacy update to be another collection of somewhat random links regarding the world of security and privacy. And then… We had Thursday. And then PRISM. And it seemed only right to gather as much information, opinion and material as […]

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Millennials Care About Privacy After All

SpiderOak is passionate about privacy. If you are reading this, chances are you are passionate about privacy. But what about the Millennials? A Millennial is also defined as Generation Y for those generally born from the latter 1970s, or from the early 1980s to the early 2000s. It’s been said that the Millennial Generation does not care about […]

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SpiderOak’s Analysis and Recommendations for the Crypto in Kim Dotcom’s Mega, Part One

Here at SpiderOak, we’re excited to see new peers in the privacy industry. Kim Dotcom’s Mega has brought attention to privacy in a way that we’ve sought for years. Mega has created a surge of awareness in the importance of online privacy, and it will undoubtedly result in a boom of privacy-aware cloud applications. This […]

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Announcing: SpiderOak Blue OpenLicense

Yesterday, we announced the world’s first truly private cloud storage system designed for institutional use – SpiderOak Blue OpenLicense (OL). Our enterprise customers are growing and one exciting trend is the increasing number of colleges and universities needing to fully manage the data of their faculty, staff and students. Now, University IT departments can easily […]

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Reddit, World Backup Day, SpiderOak, March 31st and the power of Social Media

It started as a single thread from the user adamjeff on the well known forum/news site reddit.com (here). Over the next few days through reddit’s messaging system, email, twitter, facebook and word of mouth, the ‘idea’ behind World Backup Day was born. The thread received over 2,500 ‘up-votes’ and over 1,000 comments. Users wanted to […]

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To right a wrong…

There is so much to say in the early hours of this day – November 5th, 2008. And so much has already been said about what it means to elect this new President of the United States of America. Regardless of political affiliation, what tendency your policies lean, or racial makeup, no American can minimize […]

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Baiting the Rebate

While watching the news this morning, I couldn’t help but notice the larger retail companies getting frustrated and somewhat whiney about the slowing economy. I suppose operating at such tight margins, subtle downturns in spending can have a dramatic effect on their bottom line. In the quick snippet I was watching, the larger retailers were […]

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