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Why we do a privacy-preserving backup system?

I’m quite new to this company, so the we in that title feels a little off, but regardless of that, have you ever asked yourself that same question? Why would someone bother? It may not be that hard to answer today, but in 2007? I honestly don’t know what went through Alan and Ethan’s minds at the time, I […]

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Comments on study citing design flaw that puts your privacy at risk

Recently, Johns Hopkins published a paper stating its computer scientists found a “design flaw in ‘secure’ cloud storage” that puts privacy at risk; their study specifically focused on SpiderOak, Wuala and Tresorit. From SpiderOak’s perspective, the authors of this paper came to very incorrect conclusions about how SpiderOak works. Their assertions about the weaknesses in […]

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Responsibly Bringing a new Cryptography Product to Market

Post Snowden, technologists have rushed a variety of “liberation tech” projects to market, making boastful claims about their cryptographic capabilities to ensure the privacy of their customers. These goals are noble but the results have sometimes been embarrassing. We’re building a new crypto product ourselves: a high-level secure-by-default framework developers can use to build end-to-end […]

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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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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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12 Days of Privacy: 25% Off!

On the fifth day of Privacy SpiderOak gave to me: 25% off!! On December 13, we introduced the 12 Days of Privacy* – sung to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas. We hope to share with you what the 12 Days of Privacy means to us with this little holiday spin off. Today is the 5th day of our […]

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12 Days of Privacy: 4 ‘Zero-Knowledge’

    On the fourth day of Privacy SpiderOak gave to me: 4 ‘Zero-Knowledge’  On December 13, we introduced the 12 Days of Privacy* – sung to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas. We hope to share with you what the 12 Days of Privacy means to us with this little holiday spin off. You can […]

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The Crypto-Think & The 12 Days of Privacy

At the beginning of the year, we predicted that 2013 was going to be “The Year of Privacy.” It’s been amazing to watch privacy take the forefront in national and international debates as well as have growing attention and importance in the online world. As the new year approaches, we can only hope 2014 brings […]

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We’re hiring a new CR rep!

SpiderOak is in the market for a new customer relations associate. This is a full-time, flexible hours, work from home position which is available to any city in the world (although we’ll give preference to someone living in Kansas City, Chicago, or San Francisco). SpiderOak is an all-telecommute company of about 40 people; we use […]

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