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FBI Wants Your Data, part Deux

In a previous post, Chip discussed a recent FBI drive for encryption backdoors. It looks like they’re at it again. Basically, the WSJ article linked to above details how in the New Information Society information is power, and many countries are either attempting to have their own power over information (such as Saudi Arabia’s wanting […]

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Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey, or How to Gracefully Compensate for an Incorrectly Set Clock

Part of being a good sysadmin is being flexible. Quite often when something breaks you’re solving a new problem, and the developers, users, and management turn to you to find a solution. One day you’ll be sorting out IP misconfiguration, the other you’ll be debugging Python libraries, and another you’ll be working around yet another […]

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SpiderOak, Free Games and Poetry to round off the year!

It’s about that time of the year when people – for various reasons – feel the desire to spend their hard earned money on gifts for their loved ones, colleges, spouses and children. Here at SpiderOak – being the sort of people that like to dive headlong into the spirit of any holiday (from Valentine’s […]

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A True Story about iPods, Audio Books, Automatic Weapons, Swat Teams and … Design of Technology

My friend Harry told me a story the other day. It’s an incredible story, but true. Harry is convinced that his story should be told to others as a cautionary tale, but he’s too embarrassed to tell it himself. So with the names and some details changed to protect the embarrassed, here it is. Harry […]

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SpiderOak is growing and looking for remote help in engineering and customer service

SpiderOak is growing and we are looking to add new members to our team. SpiderOak is a distributed, virtual company – we all set our own work schedule and work from home, coffee shops, or anywhere that can provide a stable Internet connection (crucial to the job of course). We coordinate via Wikis, Internet Relay […]

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Finally here – SpiderOak Android 1.0 Application released!

We at SpiderOak are very proud and excited to finally announce the launch of our SpiderOak Android app; SpiderOak Android 1.0. The launch represents the official release of our second mobile client and gives our customers yet another way of accessing, viewing and sharing their stored data ‘on the go’. Version 1.0 of SpiderOak Android […]

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FBI Wants Your SpiderOak Data; North Korean Hackers Steeple Fingers in Anticipation

The FBI is again looking to circumvent cryptography to expand their wiretapping capabilities. They want to require that all service providers (like SpiderOak) give them a back door to encrypted communications. To be clear, we have not, nor will we ever, give third parties access to your private data. It so undermines the very core […]

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Looking to hack on Android?

Hello everyone, It’s been getting kind of hectic around here as we expand out in MobileSpace, and we’re looking for someone who can take lead on Android and/or BlackBerry development at SpiderOak. If you’re capable of programming for Android and/or BlackBerry, and excited about SpiderOak, please send me a cover letter (no more than a […]

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SpiderOak DIY: A space efficient key/value store for arbitrarily large values. Now in beta.

Update: SpiderOak DIY service has been discontinued, and is being replaced by the our new Nimbus.io storage service which is a new work based on everything we learned from DIY and our previous internal storage projects. It is also open source, with a fancy new ZeroMQ based architecture. Please visit nimbus.io for more information and […]

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Mac OS X cats VS. The Linux animals – The Aftermath..

WOW! I just want to start off by thanking our fantastic blog audience and customers for all the fun answers, good time banter, support and link-love our recent ‘Who would win in a struggle between all the Mac OS X cats and all the Linux animals?’ post resulted in. You guys sure know how rally […]

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