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New GPG key for Ubuntu/Debian repositories

Hello to our Debian and Ubuntu users. Our signing repository key has expired, and so new packages for these platforms are in place to rectify this. Users on these platforms will need to use one of the following two procedures for automatic package updates to continue. Our new signing key info you should see is […]

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Who would win in a struggle between all the Mac OS X cats and all the Linux animals?

I just hope they’ve backed up their data; this is about to get messy. Here’s the layered tiff if you want to play around.. and the 1920×699 jpeg EDIT; here is a 2.2MB .rar package of high-res desktop-backgrounds featuring the image for single and dual-screen setups as requested – Download Link! 50 bonus gigs to […]

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Does privacy really matter? To you? To Google?

I feel as though every couple of months a friend forwards me a story about the importance of privacy in this digital age upon which we live. And like clockwork, I received the following post the other day. If you have a brief moment, please give it a quick read: GCreep: Google Engineer Stalked Teens, […]

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Two-Way Mobile Clients & You

Hello everyone, I’ve been taking a bunch of requests for two-way functionality from our mobile clients, and I would like to address that. Let me start by saying that I *fully* understand how much of a killer feature that would be for all of us. I use SpiderOak for my own personal file storage, sync, […]

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SpiderOak: From where does it come?

In an ancient time there existed a tree which the locals referred to as the Spider Oak due to the web-like tentacles that hung from its branches. The tree was known to catch and hold the dreams and hopes of people for safe keeping. Situated on the top of a hillside, the more and more […]

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Why SpiderOak doesn’t de-duplicate data across users (and why it should worry you if we did)

One of the features of SpiderOak is that if you backup the same file twice, on the same computer or different computers within your account, the 2nd copy doesn’t take up any additional space. This also applies if you have several versions of a file as it evolves over time — we only need to […]

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A New Approach to Syncing Folder Deletions

One of goals of SpiderOak sync is that it will never destroy data in a way that cannot be retrieved, even if the Sync happens wrongly.  So, as a design goal, SpiderOak sync will never delete a file or folder that is not already backed up. Every time SpiderOak deletes a file, it checks that […]

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The ‘Forum’: A Nudist Colony waiting to happen…

When we first started SpiderOak I did not know anything about a ‘Forum’. In truth, I didn’t even know that Forums existed on companies sites as a way for users to interact with each other, share ideas, experiences, and lessons learned. I suppose it would be safe to say that I have never been that […]

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The Monthly 100GB Premium account Twitter Contest – Redux!

Here at SpiderOak, we are all about providing a Free, innovative and secure online backup, synchronization, and sharing solution in addition to great service to our customers. However, we also have lighter side. With the release of SpiderOak 3.7 we thought it would be a good idea to reboot our twitter free premium account contest. […]

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Netbooks you say? Well there’s a client for that..

When people discussed the future of ‘mobile’ back in 1999, everything was WAP and cell phone Internet and mobile website development and thin clients. Well at least most of us remember how that ‘mobile revolution’ changed our lives, or, at the very least, our 401K’s. Fast forward about half a decade and a company named […]

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