Increasing Transparency Alongside Privacy – 2013 Report

As we stated in our Transparency Report in 2012, privacy continues to be at the root of all we do at SpiderOak. Every new product and feature is designed to fit tightly alongside our ‘Zero-Knowledge’ privacy commitment. And we continue to understand how transparency plays a role in overall privacy. In our ongoing efforts to […]

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Why Privacy Matters

Why does privacy matter? To begin breaking down the subject of privacy, we created an explainer, recently published in IT Briefcase, to answer the following questions: What is the difference between privacy and security? Should you care about privacy if you have nothing to hide? What does privacy mean in the digital age? Want to […]

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News Users: 50% Off All Annual Plans For World Backup Day – 48 Hours Only

Thanks for participating! 50% off offer is now invalid. You will still be able to use the code below. However, your account will be replaced with 5GBs. For the first time in SpiderOak history, we are offering a 50% off discount for new users. We don’t want you to become an April fool when it […]

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No Excuses – Back up Your Data!

This week, we want to make sure you all know how important it is to keep your data backed up. As I mentioned on our World Backup Day post, it’s not only making backups that is important; It’s making sure that your backups actually work. We generate an enormous amount of data in our personal […]

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Privacy Roundup #4 of 2013

It is now March 28th and the 4th Privacy Roundup is upon us. As the year marches forward so too are we seeing an exploding number of events involving the importance and necessity of privacy. From increased surveillance efforts to the financial crisis in Cyprus to the rise of Bitcoin and Litecoin as crypto-currency alternatives, […]

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Latest & Greatest: Calling all Beta Users

Greetings SpiderOak Users! We have been working diligently on a new SpiderOak 5.0 / SpiderOak Mobile 2.0 release which contains many exciting new features including a central sync folder (think Dropbox but with ‘Zero-Knowledge’ privacy), operating system integration allowing for right-click functionality (initially only on Windows), and several other enhancements to the overall application and […]

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Don’t be an April Fool. Participate in World Backup Day on 3/31

Stop for a second and think about this: if you were to wake up one morning and find that your computer would not boot up, what would you do? Unfortunately, many of you have probably experienced a similar tragedy. Some facts:   A hard drive is a mechanical device, and as such is the most […]

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NEW FEATURE: What would you call it?

Saying this is an exciting time at SpiderOak is an understatement. There are so many wonderful things happening. One of which is a major release, Version 5.0, coming in the next few weeks. This release will include many fixes as well as a couple additional features. Stay tuned for posts about these fixes and features. […]

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Security Vulnerability in Py-Bcrypt 0.2

This blog post is probably only interesting to programmers. Regular SpiderOak users can safely ignore this article. (It is not related to the SpiderOak backup and sync software.) There’s a security vulnerability with py-bcrypt. The vulnerability allows an attacker (“Eve”) to login as any user by making a login attempt with a bogus password, overlapping […]

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Dump the Marketing Don’t

On Monday morning this week, we started receiving emails from our PR team at South By South West (SXSW) with the following photo. Curious if we knew anything about it, we could only respond to them with raised eyebrows and a shrug of ‘No idea!’ As we wondered who was behind this campaign, there was […]

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