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Privacy

Fighting for the Right to Know

In February a bill was introduced in the State of California by Assembly Member Lowenthal called AB 1291 or the ‘Right To Know’ Act. The central theme of the ‘Right to Know’ Act is transparency – creating a way for the user of a service to request and thus understand all the information a company has about them […]

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Increasing Transparency Alongside Privacy – 2013 Report

As we stated in our Transparency Report in 2012, privacy continues to be at the root of all we do at SpiderOak. Every new product and feature is designed to fit tightly alongside our ‘Zero-Knowledge’ privacy commitment. And we continue to understand how transparency plays a role in overall privacy. In our ongoing efforts to […]

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Why Privacy Matters

Why does privacy matter? To begin breaking down the subject of privacy, we created an explainer, recently published in IT Briefcase, to answer the following questions: What is the difference between privacy and security? Should you care about privacy if you have nothing to hide? What does privacy mean in the digital age? Want to […]

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Privacy Roundup #4 of 2013

It is now March 28th and the 4th Privacy Roundup is upon us. As the year marches forward so too are we seeing an exploding number of events involving the importance and necessity of privacy. From increased surveillance efforts to the financial crisis in Cyprus to the rise of Bitcoin and Litecoin as crypto-currency alternatives, […]

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A Great Evening Focused on Privacy

We’re just starting to see the dust settle after hosting the first annual Penetralia Event and wanted to thank all the attendees for their attendance as well as the folks over at Silent Circle for co-hosting and making the evening so special. It is our hope that you had as much fun as we did […]

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Privacy Roundup #3 of 2013

The third privacy roundup of 2013 is upon us. And much has happened in the security and privacy space. Here at SpiderOak we have certainly been busy between throwing an event around RSA 2013, working on exciting new features for the application and launching Crypton (our ‘zero-knowledge’ application framework) – allowing any developer to build […]

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Privacy Roundup # 2 of 2013

We are back for the second privacy roundup of this new year 2013. And not surprisingly, there are still a flood of privacy issues being talked about and revealed. At SpiderOak we continue the cause by working diligently to improve our overall service offering, build new and exciting features (including a new mobile application, a […]

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“How can we turn privacy into a tangible?”

In stride with 2013 as ‘The Year of Privacy’, SpiderOak launched a ‘Zero-Knowledge’ Privacy Ambassador (ZKPA) program. We have nine ZKPAs from around the world who we will introduce you to in the coming weeks. Our ZKPAs will help inform and educate people on the importance of preserving privacy in everyday online life. Please lend […]

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Secure & private storage API on the horizon?

We wanted to share our announcement that just hit the wire today: 2013: The Year of Privacy SpiderOak Bringing Privacy to the Cloud Through Open Source ‘Zero-Knowledge’ Application Framework SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Jan 28, 2013)– SpiderOak, the ‘zero-knowledge’ privacy cloud technologies provider, revealed today that the company will release an open source ‘zero-knowledge’ application […]

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It’s Data Privacy Day – Helpful Privacy Tips for You

Here are some of our tips for your privacy protection online. Please let else know what else would might add to the list? Use different, strong passwords for each of your online accounts so if one is compromised the rest are safe. Strong passwords contains letters, numbers, different cases, and symbols. Unused online accounts are […]

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