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SpiderOak Mobile App: Fun with Internationalization

As we release our mobile app with support for six languages – English (two dialects), French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish – it’s worth mentioning some interesting things about the implementation, to convey a sense of the ways it impacts our app development. “Internationalizing” an app (“i18n” = “i” + 18 characters + “n”) touches every […]

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SpiderOak on Yosemite

[Updated: February 18, 2015] We’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about whether or not SpiderOak is compatible with Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.10. Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers: 1) Do we support Yosemite? Yes, many of our users and several employees use Yosemite with no problems. 2) Why am I getting […]

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Special discount for SpiderOakers: 25% off Golden Frog’s VyprVPN

Many of you privacy-lovers have asked us recently about a VPN solution we’d recommend. We’re happy to share that we’ve worked out a deal with GoldenFrog who is now offering all SpiderOak users 25% off one year of it’s VyprVPN product. (Use the special code: SPIDEROAK25OFF) This 25% off discount applies to yearly plans only, and takes you from its […]

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A Status Update + Your Top 5 Support Questions Answered

Hello fellow privacy-lovers – We wanted to send you a personal note and update for transparency’s sake. As many of you know, Edward Snowden recently mentioned SpiderOak again and it caused another great wave of interest and attention. Because the abnormally high volume of inquiries (which is great!), we’re a bit behind. In an effort to preemptively address […]

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Shellshock bug: what are we doing about it?

There are enough blog posts about the infamous Shellshock bug already, but this is one about how it affects you, SpiderOak user. If Shellshock or bash don’t ring a bell, let’s just say it’s a bug in a core software that lives in a lot of machines around the world. This bug in itself is not really problematic, but […]

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Welcome Firefox Sync to the ‘Zero-Knowledge’ set of applications!

As a company, SpiderOak would of course benefit from being the only provider of privacy services. But there’s more to it than just money. We don’t want to be the only company in the privacy field because society benefits from variety in this case. So we embrace this, and our goal is to conquer markets where […]

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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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Release Updates: 5.1.1, iOS & Android Hybrid HTML5 mobile client v 2.9.0

Later this week we will share what else you can expect from us in 2014; but for now, here is our most recent release updates. Thanks for your support! You can now download SpiderOak Orange General Release 5.1.1, featuring auto-proxy-configuration, new download-code and much more: Fix: dir-watcher didn’t stop on Ubuntu 13.10 Fix: Don’t minimize […]

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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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Our Android 2.0 App Release & Testimonial Winners Announced Wednesday

Because of the enormous response we received during last week’s testimonial-100GB giveaway, the five winners will be announced on Wednesday instead of today. Thanks again to everyone who participated! We were so grateful for all of the positive feedback. If you missed it, we wanted to draw special attention to our new open-source HTML5 Android […]

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