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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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Private and encrypted storage for Bitcoin? SpiderOak gives it a try!

Unfortunately, our testing has now concluded. We had a great response and plan to take bitcoin payment hopefully at the beginning of next year, but will be unable to integrate that into our system at this very moment. If you want a personal email notifying you when it is set up, please email erin[at]spideroak[dot]com. Thanks! […]

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Explaining SpiderOak Through a Comic

As employees of a cloud service, we’ve seen our fair share of puzzled looks when trying to explain what the “cloud” is and how it works. In an effort to amuse ourselves, we’ve invented an alternate theory of how SpiderOak works. While the real SpiderOak is on the cutting edge of privacy and encryption, this […]

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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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Python Web Developer, Kansas City or Remote

SpiderOak seeks to hire a web developer to build our next generation web presence and web applications. You will be working closely with our designers and our CEO, and you’ll get regular code feedback from internal application security teams. Key technologies we use for web development are Python, Django, and HTML5. Started in 2007, SpiderOak […]

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Share Why You Love SpiderOak, Enter to Win 100GBs for Life

Our loyal customers have continually helped us create a better product and develop and grow as a company. It is crucial in our efforts to best serve you.¬†We could not thank you enough. Many of you have reached out to us in the past about why you use SpiderOak and what you think about specific […]

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The Fine Print of Privacy

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Ever wonder what happens to your data when you accept a “terms of service” agreement? Or, do you always comb through the fine print? This second explainer, recently promoted by Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing, breaks down the details of a privacy policy and answers the following questions: What’s the point of a privacy policy? […]

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No Excuses – Back up Your Data!

This week, we want to make sure you all know how important it is to keep your data backed up. As I mentioned on our World Backup Day post, it’s not only making backups that is important; It’s making sure that your backups actually work. We generate an enormous amount of data in our personal […]

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Dump the Marketing Don’t

On Monday morning this week, we started receiving emails from our PR team at South By South West (SXSW) with the following photo. Curious if we knew anything about it, we could only respond to them with raised eyebrows and a shrug of ‘No idea!’ As we wondered who was behind this campaign, there was […]

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