Place Privacy First for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). We believe you don’t have sacrifice privacy in our online world. Furthermore, we believe privacy is the best form of security. Building privacy into technology is the key to true freedom online. In honor of NCSAM, SpiderOak would like to offer you 25% off our yearly plans. For the rest […]

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Introducing Redesigned Shares

Shares are one of the many useful features in the suite of SpiderOak products. They let you selectively allow portions of your data to be viewed by others. We’ve seen them used for a variety of purposes; sharing pictures with family, providing files to clients, distributing software releases. This week we launched a new redesign […]

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Giving Privacy to the Internet: Developers Meet Crypton

We believe privacy doesn’t have to be a pain. So we’ve been working hard on Crypton. Now, anyone can easily build cyptographically secure cloud applications with Crypton, a Zero-knowledge framework for Javascript. Last week in The New Yorker, our CEO Ethan Oberman talked to cyberculture journalist Joshua Kopstein about Crypton’s potential: “I can tell you from firsthand […]

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Pushing on the Open-Source Crypton Effort

After 5 years working on Firefox at Mozilla, last week I began a new adventure at SpiderOak. And whereas I will be working on a wide range of projects, my main focus will be directing the Crypton, open-source project. Earlier this year I read about Crypton, SpiderOak’s open-source web framework that makes scalable, privacy-centered web applications much easier to […]

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SpiderOak Calls to Reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)

We all know the Fourth Amendment gives us a right to privacy – making it so the government can only search our home if they have a good reason, and – except in emergencies – a warrant from a judge. Since technology has advanced faster than court decisions and statues, our right to privacy is […]

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State of Online Privacy Survey Results & Discounted GBs

The results are in! We’d like to send a big thanks to the 7,883 respondents of our 2013 State of Privacy survey. We were thrilled to get such a great response. Participants spoke loud and clear. The National Security Agency’s spying program has made users feel less secure. They consider the government the biggest threat […]

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Ubuntu/Debian APT repository GPG key update

Hello Debian friends! The GPG key for our Ubuntu/Debian APT repository expires today. We’ve created a new key that you can get here: https://spideroak.com/dist/spideroak-apt-2013.asc. We will have new builds shortly that include the new key. The new key looks like this: pub 1024D/08C15DD0 2013-09-20 [expires: 2016-09-19] Key fingerprint = FE45 E533 0B11 DCF0 3247 EF49 […]

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Ready to Learn & Earn? SpiderOak University is Now Open

Here at SpiderOak, we are always pushing ourselves to learn more. Whether about our ‘Zero-Knowledge’ privacy policy or the way our SpiderOak client works on your computer, we want to encourage you to learn as well. That is why we have officially opened the doors to SpiderOak University – and you’ve got a free ride! […]

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SpiderOak University & Interview with a Cybersecurity Expert

This week we opened the doors to SpiderOak University. Anyone can participate and earn extra GBs. We were honored to talk to Richard F. Forno, Ph.D., who has more than 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity field. Dr. Forno helped build the first formal cybersecurity program for the U.S. House of Representatives as the first Chief Security […]

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AMA: Interview with International Privacy Consultant JJ Luna

After our popular interview with cryptographer and computer security expert Jon Callas earlier this summer, we wanted to talk to more experts who were publicly passionate about privacy. Meet JJ Luna – an international privacy consultant and author of the best-selling book How to Be Invisible. He’s spent more than five decades living off the […]

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