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Privacy

Privacy: The Year and the Word

You can imagine how tickled we were yesterday when Dictionary.com named ‘Privacy’ the word of the year. They wrote, “The discussion of privacy – what it is and what it isn’t – embodies the preeminent concerns of 2013.” Not to toot our own horn but at the beginning of this year, our executives, marketing team […]

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A List of Privacy-Focused Companies, Tools & Technologies

We are always on the look out for other services and products that share our love of privacy. What are other privacy-focused companies, tools and technologies you would add to this list? ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATIONS & WEB BROWSING Silent Circle — The world’s most secure solution in mobile privacy. Peer-to-peer encrypted texts, phone calls, video calls, […]

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Get Up to Date on Your Privacy

“If there is no right to privacy, there can be no true freedom of expression and opinion, and therefore no effective democracy.” - Dilma Rousseff We eat, drink, and sleep privacy. This blog remains dedicated to company updates, developer musings and special promotions (like No Knowing November - check it out!), while our daily articles at the […]

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No Knowing November

No matter where you consume the news, there is no escaping the revelations continually coming out of PRISM and MUSCULAR and their impact around the globe. At its root, it uncovered a dangerous problem – privacy online is indeed threatened at every level. Since its inception in 2007, SpiderOak has been focused on preserving our […]

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Giving Privacy to the Internet: Developers Meet Crypton

We believe privacy doesn’t have to be a pain. So we’ve been working hard on Crypton. Now, anyone can easily build cyptographically secure cloud applications with Crypton, a Zero-knowledge framework for Javascript. Last week in The New Yorker, our CEO Ethan Oberman talked to cyberculture journalist Joshua Kopstein about Crypton’s potential: “I can tell you from firsthand […]

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Pushing on the Open-Source Crypton Effort

After 5 years working on Firefox at Mozilla, last week I began a new adventure at SpiderOak. And whereas I will be working on a wide range of projects, my main focus will be directing the Crypton, open-source project. Earlier this year I read about Crypton, SpiderOak’s open-source web framework that makes scalable, privacy-centered web applications much easier to […]

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SpiderOak Calls to Reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)

We all know the Fourth Amendment gives us a right to privacy – making it so the government can only search our home if they have a good reason, and – except in emergencies – a warrant from a judge. Since technology has advanced faster than court decisions and statues, our right to privacy is […]

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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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AMA: Interview with International Privacy Consultant JJ Luna

After our popular interview with cryptographer and computer security expert Jon Callas earlier this summer, we wanted to talk to more experts who were publicly passionate about privacy. Meet JJ Luna – an international privacy consultant and author of the best-selling book How to Be Invisible. He’s spent more than five decades living off the […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Care About Privacy

There has been a lot of discussion around our right to privacy and we at SpiderOak couldn’t be happier. We’ve been talking about it for years! Based on some recent conversations, we thought we’d give you five reason to care about privacy. (1)  It’s Your Identity You may shrug your shoulders and think, who cares […]

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