Restore the Fourth: Secure Your Privacy with 4GBs Free(dom)

This week we are supporting Restore the Fourth‘s online efforts to drive awareness and action against unconstitutional digital surveillance. Be sure to join the conversation on Reddit and Twitter via #restorethe4th. In solidarity, we are offering 4GBs free to new users and 25% off annual plans for existing users. Embrace our zero-knowledge privacy this week as you safely, privately and securely back up […]

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Announcing the Five 100GB Winners

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our testimonial-100GB giveaway last week! THE PROCESS We had 110 entries across email, our blog and social media. We compiled and numbered all of them. Alan – our CTO and co-founder – ran a random number generation query and that is how we arrived at our five 100GB for […]

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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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Securing Your Mail From Site to Site

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Many of you know how to secure your email between your mail client and your computer. But if you run your own mail server, did you know you can secure email between servers? Many servers support TLS encryption for outgoing connections, which will protect your mail between your server and the next one. For my […]

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Privacy VS. Security in a PRISM: The Important Difference

The events of these last many days certainly raise awareness around the integrity of data and the companies we entrust with it. Many of the articles and posts have poured over the impacts: the good, the bad, the necessity, the importance, the invasive, the threat, the martyr and so on. Given this dearth of commentary, […]

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Privacy Roundup: PRISM Special Edition

May has rolled into June and summer is fast approaching. Originally I had planned for this privacy update to be another collection of somewhat random links regarding the world of security and privacy. And then… We had Thursday. And then PRISM. And it seemed only right to gather as much information, opinion and material as […]

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Share Why You Love SpiderOak, Enter to Win 100GBs for Life

Our loyal customers have continually helped us create a better product and develop and grow as a company. It is crucial in our efforts to best serve you. We could not thank you enough. Many of you have reached out to us in the past about why you use SpiderOak and what you think about specific […]

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AMA: Interview with Cryptographer, Computer Security Expert Jon Callas

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Last week, you submitted your questions for Jon Callas, one of  the world’s most respected and brilliant minds when it comes to software security and privacy. We chose five of them, which we sent to Jon. These are his answers. 1. How did you become a security expert / cryptographer? A long time ago, I […]

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Security, Privacy & Encryption 101 Roundup

As you know, privacy and security is not something we take lightly. In our efforts to help educate our fellow humans on their importance and the role they play in our lives on and offline, we’ve compiled the below list of recent news, resources and tips. [For the past few weeks we've focused on encryption. If […]

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Just Because It’s Encrypted Doesn’t Mean It’s Private

Now that you’ve got a handle on what encryption is and what it can do, it’s important to understand what it can’t do. Encryption is a tool, and like any tool, it can be used improperly or ineffectively. It may sound a bit strange for us at SpiderOak to disclaim the benefits of encryption, but […]

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