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Privacy

Privacy Roundup – 2nd Edition

As mentioned during my previous ‘Roundup’ sent out on the 19th of October, we at SpiderOak want to continually emphasize the importance of privacy and how it impacts our daily life. Welcome to the second edition of our ‘Privacy Roundup’ and we look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on how and why privacy […]

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Thanks for your entries, contest winners to be announced Monday

Due to the overwhelming response to our Halloween Photo Caption Contest this week, it is going to take us a few days longer to vote on our three winners. We had originally planned on announcing them yesterday, but will now do so on Monday. A huge thanks to all who participated! We thoroughly enjoyed all […]

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Halloween Photo Caption Contest: Win a New iPad mini

For those who value privacy and use SpiderOak, one of the scariest things they can think of is their personal information, files or data floating around online*, vulnerable to eyes other than their own. Yikes. No thanks. So to rid ourselves of the heeby-jeebies, let’s have some fun over the next three days: WHAT (was […]

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Privacy Roundup – Oct 19 2012 – 1st Edition

To continually emphasize the importance of privacy in our digital world, we thought we would collect a bunch of posts that we enjoyed on the topic and present them once a week to our readership. This is the first such edition of our ‘Privacy Roundup’ and we look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas […]

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The Marriage & Separation of PRIVACY and SECURITY

We’re finding that lot of people aren’t aware of the difference between privacy and security. And for good reason. It can be confusing. They are, after all, so closely linked and equal in importance – you have to have them both. Think of it like this: You hope and expect that your bank is SECURE. […]

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Zero-Knowledge 101: What It Is & What It Means to You

Welcome to SpiderOak University. If you’re a student, new user, or a lover of continuous learning, this month we’re talking to you. We’ll be posting a couple video shorts each week where SpiderOak CEO Ethan Oberman uses a whiteboard to explain some of our basic product functionalities. School yourself and keep an eye out for […]

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Conversation with a Privacy Professional – Part II

With only a few months at SpiderOak under my belt, and new to the world of careful consideration around privacy and security, I’m learning things I’ve never considered. I’m always the first to adopt social media, I use Gmail without a second thought, and historically haven’t really cared who has my (what I thought was) […]

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Conversation with a Privacy Professional – Part I

With only a few months at SpiderOak under my belt, and new to the world of careful consideration around privacy and security, I’m learning things I’ve never considered. I’m always the first to adopt social media, I use Gmail without a second thought, and historically haven’t really cared who has my (what I thought was) […]

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A Brief History of Privacy

Remember the 15 year-old kid who was videotaped waving around a golf ball retriever while pretending it was a light saber in 2002? The video was uploaded – unknowingly – to an Internet video site by some of the boy’s friends. All across the Internet, people started mocking him, making fun of his awkward maneuvers. […]

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Biggest Privacy Faux Pas of 2011

Though it’s impossible to account for all the data security breaches that happen, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, about 30 million records were compromised in 2011 in 535 separate breaches in the United States. Furthermore, those numbers reflect only the breaches reported. Many more go unknown or unreported. Many times, hackers are the culprit. […]

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