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Technology

Spotlight on Sharing

Today, we would like to turn your attention to sharing. Below is a brief introduction on sharing and how it works from our co-founder and CEO, Ethan Oberman. As Ethan describes, you can carefully and selectively allow portions of your SpiderOak Network to be shared (or become public) to family, friends, colleagues, or clients. You […]

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The Product is YOU –> YOU are the Product

The other day I heard a question that so wonderfully placed into perspective an ongoing debate I have been having with friends and colleagues: Are you creating a profile on Facebook? Or is Facebook creating a profile on you? Or put a different way: If you’re not paying for the product then you are the […]

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New Browser-Based Signup Process & Maintaining ‘Zero-Knowledge’ Privacy

One of the things that has always made SpiderOak unique is our ‘Zero-Knowledge’ privacy policy. ‘Zero-Knowledge’ means no one at SpiderOak has the ability to access your data – ever. Even if we wanted to access your data or received a subpoena to do so we could never turn over plaintext data. This is accomplished […]

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SpiderOak’s new Amazon S3 alternative is half the cost and open source

As 37signals famously described, in the software business we almost always create valuable byproducts. To build a privacy-respecting backup and sync service that was affordable, we also had to build a world class long term archival storage system. We had to do it. Most companies in the online backup space (including BackBlaze, Carbonite, Mozy, and […]

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An Ode to GoPro

What is a GoPro? It is a camera you can wear. It is a camera you can mount. A GoPro can be used for videos as well as pictures. It is a tiny camera with its own underwater housing that can fit into almost anything and capture any type of footage. This camera has even […]

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2-Factor Authentication to your SpiderOak Account

We are now offering limited support for 2-Factor Authentication into your SpiderOak account. 2-Factor Authentication provides an additional layer of security on top of password protection. In other words, if someone were to compromise your username and password, these two elements alone would not be enough to allow them to access your SpiderOak account. As […]

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Software Testing and the Nature of Reality

It ain’t so much the things we don’t know that get us into trouble. It’s the things we know that just ain’t so. ~~Artemus Ward (also attributed to Will Rogers and Josh Billings) Ideally, software development expands the consciousness of the developer, and ultimately of the user. Good software enables you to encompass aspects of […]

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