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What Trusting Yourself Gets You + Big Events This Week

Trust is the belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective.

While you would like to think the people with whom you’ve surrounded yourself are deserving of these descriptions, you’ve probably been around long enough to know even those you hold to the highest of standards have let you down. So perhaps Mom was right, the most important person to trust is yourself.

We’re not one to argue with Mom so when it comes to putting your valuable data online, we at SpiderOak believe you shouldn’t have to trust us (though we are pretty good folks).

We don’t want to know what is being stored on our servers, and we don’t want to know your password. This being none of our business is, in fact, our business.

Trust Yourself SpiderOakTRUST YOURSELF for 30% off 

Protect 100GBs of data for less than $6 per month, until the end of February (ends 11:59 pm CT).

Use the promo code TrustYourself to upgrade to a yearly plan and get 30% off.

Already a user? Upgrading is easy:

  1. Login to your account.
  2. Go to Account tab at the top right.
  3. Select Upgrade Plan on the left under your name.
  4. Enter TrustYourself in the promotional code field and select Update. When you see ‘Promo code TrustYourself’ confirmed, select your plan size under Yearly Billing and click next. Congrats – you have 30% off!

New user? Welcome! Here’s what you do:

  1. Get started now and create your account.
  2. Download and install the client.
  3. Click  ‘Buy More Space’ in the client itself, or via the web portal (which you can only login to once you’ve downloaded the client). In the web portal, you will go to Account, and then choose Upgrade My Plan.
  4. Enter TrustYourself in the promotional code field and select Upgrade.  Choose which plan you want under Yearly Billing. Congrats – you have 30% off!

BIG EVENTS THIS WEEK:

We believe strongly that in all conversations about data security, the cloud, and the future of the Internet, ‘Zero-Knowledge’ privacy should be at the table. That is why this week we are proudly hosting and participating in the following:

Data Privacy Day Discount – Protect Your Data with 28% Off

Data Privacy Day SpiderOak 2014 discount promotionTomorrow, Tues. Jan 28 is Data Privacy Day.

This month we are raising awareness about the importance of protecting your data by joining the efforts of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and hundreds of other organizations around the world. Read more about Data Privacy Day.

So help us celebrate! Enjoy 28% off all yearly plans for private backup, sync and share. This offer ends Friday Jan. 31 at 12 a.m. CST.

Already a user? Upgrading is easy:

  1. Login to your account.
  2. Go to Account tab at the top right.
  3. Select Upgrade Plan on the left under your name.
  4. Enter DataPrivacyDay in the promotional code field and select Update. When you see ‘Promo code DataPrivacyDay’ confirmed, select your plan size under Yearly Billing and click next. Congrats – you have 28% off!

New user? Welcome! Here’s what you do:

  1. Get started now and create your account.
  2. Download and install the client.
  3. Click  ‘Buy More Space’ in the client itself, or via the web portal (which you can only login to once you’ve downloaded the client). In the web portal, you will go to Account, and then choose Upgrade My Plan.
  4. Enter DataPrivacyDay in the promotional code field and select Upgrade.  Choose which plan you want under Yearly Billing. Congrats – you have 28% off!

Remember, store your data encrypted, and don’t give away the keys. What better way to secure your data than with this Data Privacy Day discount?

If you missed it, learn what you can expect from SpiderOak in 2014.

Happy DPD!

Privacy is something to be shared. Please pass it on.

Cyber Monday 2013 Deal, 35% Off All Plans

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Here at SpiderOak – being the sort of people that like to dive into the spirit of any holiday, we thought we’d share our enthusiasm by offering you a great deal.

For the next 24 hours, upgrade your account and get a wonderful 35% off any yearly plan. That means you get state of the art privacy for only $6.50/month!

Use this promotional code to upgrade your free account: CyberMonday2013

Current Users:

  1. Login to your account online.
  2. Go to your ‘Account‘ tab at the top
  3. Click ‘Buy More Space,’ and then choose ‘Upgrade My Plan.’
  4. Plug in the promo code CyberMonday2013, and choose which plan you want under Yearly Billing.

New Users (welcome!):

  1.  Sign up here
  2. Download and install the client
  3. Click  ‘Buy More Space’ in the client itself, or via the web portal (which will then take you to a new screen, where you need to choose ‘Upgrade My Plan.‘)
  4. Use the promo code CyberMonday2013 and choose which plan you want under Yearly Billing.
Enjoy your week. Thank you again for your continued patronage and support and feel free to share this deal with your friends and family.

Place Privacy First for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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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 of October, give your ‘+1 for Privacy’ as you backup, sync and share with this special promotion.

Visit SpiderOak.com/signup and use the promo code “plus1forprivacy” in your account settings for 25% off. That is only $7.50/month for 100% private cloud storage.

Current Users:

  1. Login to your account online.
  2. Go to your ‘Account‘ tab at the top
  3. Click ‘Buy More Space,’ and then choose ‘Upgrade My Plan.’
  4. Plug in the promo code plus1forprivacy, and choose which plan you want under Yearly Billing.

New Users (welcome!):

  1.  Sign up here
  2. Download and install the client
  3. Click  ‘Buy More Space’ in the client itself, or via the web portal (which will then take you to a new screen, where you need to choose ‘Upgrade My Plan.‘)
  4. Use the promo code plus1forprivacy and choose which plan you want under Yearly Billing.

2013 marks a decade for National Cyber Security Awareness bringing awareness to online safety and security issues and helping educate people about the best ways to protect their privacy online. Join us over the next couple weeks in acknowledging NCSAM as it emphasizes the roles and responsibilities each of us play in helping to create a safer digital world. We hope you make time during the month, and throughout the year, to take proactive steps to help safeguard you, and your friends and families.

Thanks for helping promote the importance of privacy!

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 to their online privacy. Corporations such as Google, Facebook and Apple came in second.

Nearly 90% said companies should prioritize privacy in their offerings. We agree!

To read the full report of our findings, click here.

To promote more privacy, share and take advantage of this unique offer that runs for the next four days only.

25GBs for $30
- or -
50GBs for $60

Use the code privacyfirst before October.

Typically, the smallest amount of storage you can buy with SpiderOak is 100GB for $100 a year but we recognize not everyone needs or wants that much space. This is why for the end of September, we’re happy to offer 25 or 50 GBs at a discounted rate.

SpiderOak Users:

Login to your account online. Once you’re in, go into your ‘Account‘ tab at the top, and then click ‘Buy More Space,’ and then choose ‘Upgrade My Plan.’ Plug in the promo code privacyfirst, and choose which plan you want under Yearly Billing. There you go!

New User to-be:

Quickly 1) sign up here, 2) download and install the client, then 3) click  ‘Buy More Space’ in the client itself, or via the web portal (which will then take you to a new screen, where you need to choose ‘Upgrade My Plan.‘) Simply use the promo code privacyfirst and choose which plan you want under Yearly Billing.

Be sure to let your friends know about this deal so they can put privacy first too.

Also, survey winners of the iPad, iPod Touch, 100GBs and 50GBs accounts are currently being notified. Let us know if you have any questions!

Thank you again to everyone who participated and validated the importance of privacy.

 

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 the data that is most important to you. See below for more information on how to take advantage of this limited-time deal.

THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

The Fourth Amendment was carefully written for the express purpose of limiting the government’s ability to violate the deserved privacy of its law-abiding constituents. We celebrate our freedom this week by asking the government to acknowledge privacy with respect to digital communications data.

Another way you can take action is by visiting stopwatching.us and sign a letter that demands the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 4GBS FREE(DOM) OR 25% OFF

If you are a new user, sign up for 4GBs free for life when you sign up HERE.

If you already use and love SpiderOak, use the code restorethe4th when you upgrade your yearly plan to receive 25% off – that means only $75 per year, or $6.25 a month, for 100Gbs. Here’s how:

  • Open your ‘account’ through the accounts tab in the SpiderOak client or click the ‘Buy more space’ button.
  • On the Account Details page, select “Upgrade My Plan” to the right.
  • On this page, you will see a “Promotional Code” box.
  • Type “restorethe4th” in this box and select “Update”
  • You will see the discount 4GB free option as well as the 25% discount to yearly plans.
  • Choose your promotion and continue the ‘checkout’ process.

Note: The ’4 GB FREE’ offer is intended for new users. Selecting this promotion as a current user will replace your existing storage with 4 GBs.

Offer ends July 4th at 11:59 PM CDT.

Enjoy, and thank you again for your continued patronage and support.

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Special 5.0 Release Offer: 5GBs, 25% Off

We are proud of our new 5.0 release and want to thank everyone who tested it and provided valuable feedback along the way. Hearing about your experience helped us make a better product. Thank you!

SpiderOak 5.0 brings a number of features and bug fixes. With our new SpiderOak Hive folder, privacy meets simplicity. It’s now super easy to sync data with drag and drop functionality between your desktop, laptop and mobile devices. We also deployed OS integration, allowing right-click access to SpiderOak functions via the file browser on Windows (Explorer) and Macs (Finder). In addition, we have built SpiderOak mobile 2.0 from the ground up. You can find our newly updated mobile app in the App Store. For Android, it will arrive in the Google Play Store May 13th.

Starting today until Sunday, May 12th at 11:59 PM CDT, we offer you the following deals:

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New to SpiderOak? Get 5GBs FREE for life for you or your business when you signup and download 5.0. Click here to claim this offer. Available on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Already a SpiderOakian? Receive 25% off when you upgrade to an annual plan. That is only $75 per year for 100GBs of private, secure storage. Use the code “ILoveSpiderOak” to take advantage of this offer. Here’s how:

  • Open your ‘account’ through the accounts tab in the SpiderOak client or click the ‘Buy more space’ button.
  • On the Account Details page, select “Upgrade My Plan” to the right.
  • On this page, you will see a “Promotional Code” box.
  • Type “ILoveSpiderOak” in this box and select “Update”
  • You will see the discount 5GB free option as well as the 25% discount to yearly plans.
  • Choose your promotion and continue the ‘checkout’ process.

Note: The ’5 GB FREE’ offer is intended for new users. Selecting this promotion as a current user will replace your existing storage with 5 GBs.

Enjoy! Thank you again – above all – for your continued patronage and support.

Download the SpiderOak Mobile App for iOS by clicking the App Store button below.

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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 is EASY to safely, securely, and privately backup all your photos, videos, music, and documents.

Get 50% off. Less than 48 hours only. Sign up HERE & use the code worldbackupday.

Instructions for using the code through the Spideroak client or your account page:

 

  • Open your ‘account’ through the accounts tab in the Spideroak client or click ‘Buy more space’ button.
  • Once on the Account Details page, you will select “Upgrade My Plan” to the right.
  • On this page, you will see a “Promotional Code” box.
  • Type “WorldBackupDay” in this box and select “Update”
  • You should see the discount 5GB free option as well as the 50% discount to yearly plans.
  • Choose the option you wish to use, and continue the ‘checkout’ process and you are done!

 

History of World Backup Day

A redditor originally suggested the idea of World Backup Day in March 2011. The reddit community quickly rallied with him to launch the first-ever backup “holiday.” Learn more by visiting worldbackupday.com.

Two years later, this day means even more to us as digital consumption increases and more hard drives fail each day. Today we want you to join us in not only acknowledging World Backup Day, but also recognizing how important it is for your personal peace of mind to make sure all of your data is backed up.

Why It Matters

Your hard drive may contain hundreds of thousands of files. We want to make sure your files are protected from hardware failures, accidents, theft, the apocalypse – anything. Be sure to take advantage of this deal today so you’re not an April fool. Share this discount with those you love so they can safely back up their data too. Do you run a business? Learn more about how your enterprise can backup its important data or sensitive client information with SpiderOak’s ‘Zero-Knowledge’ privacy encrypted backup.

Helpful Backup Tips

For extra precaution, here are some helpful backup tips for you to practice and share with your friends and family:

  • Compose your documents with frequent saves to your computer’s hard disk, and always consider that version to be your “original”
  • When you stop working on a project, or when you reach a point where your project needs extra protection, “back up” by saving the file(s) to removable media, usually flash drive.
  • Also store backups in a separate physical location.
  • The second time you create a backup of a document, make it on separate media from the first backup.
  • If you must do significant editing to a document, save it under a different name. Continue to use new names with each edition, being careful not to delete the old saves until you are 100% sure that you will never need them.
  • For extra protection, periodically print your documents.
  • If you have lots of software installed on your computer that would be time consuming to reinstall, consider doing a backup of the entire hard drive.
  • Test restoration. Sometimes computers and humans make mistakes, and sometimes things break.

Thanks for making this day fun, and your help spreading the word. Preempt tragedy and save your data with SpiderOak.

We’ve got your back(up).

Discount starts March 31 and ends April 1 at 11:59pm CST

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 failure-prone component in your computer.
  • If you need to recover your data when the drive fails, you will probably have to pay hundreds of dollars to a recovery service, and there is no guarantee that your data will be fully recovered.
  • The real-world observed failure rate on hard drives is around 3%, and much worse under non-ideal conditions.
  • Accidents happen, whether it’s a coffee dumped on your laptop or a stuck delete key that sends an important folder to the trash without you noticing. Human error is one of the main culprits.
  • Laptops and cellphones are attractive targets for a thief.

 

Remember, it’s not only making backups that is important; It’s making sure that your backups actually work! Participate in World Backup Day (March 31) with us and start backing up your data with SpiderOak today, and we’ll make sure your data is safe so you’re not an April fool:

5 free GB for new users – your World Backup Day deal

Sign-up HERE or use the promo code “WorldBackupDay” manually through your account.

Instructions for using the code through the Spideroak client or your account page:

 

  • Open your ‘account’ through the accounts tab in the Spideroak client or click ‘Buy more space’ button.
  • Once on the Account Details page, you will select “Upgrade My Plan” to the right.
  • On this page, you will see a “Promotional Code” box.
  • Type “WorldBackupDay” in this box and select “Update”
  • You should see the discount 5GB free option as well as the 50% discount to yearly plans.
  • Choose the option you wish to use, and continue the ‘checkout’ process and you are done!

 

Note: This code will replace your current amount with 5GBs if you are an existing member.

DON’T BE AN APRIL FOOL! Join us and learn more at worldbackupday.com.

SpiderOak’s Cutest Tech Couples Results

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our cutest tech couples contest. We enjoyed everyone’s submissions! Valentines Day is about love and we love what our users do for us. Hope you had a lovely Valentines Day.

And with no further ado… The 3 winning people are as follows:

    • First place: Darran C.
    • Second Place: Kevin Y.
    • Third Place: Brandon A.

 

First place received 15 Facebook “Likes” and chose SpiderOak and Keepass because his life would be safe, secure and in Sync.

Second place chose Microsoft and Barnes & Noble. “Once adversaries in court yet now pushed into a marriage of convenience, the two find themselves meeting secretly in a quiet nook to discuss their future prospects as the wealthy yet socially awkward Microsoft finds itself in desperate need of more content for its nascent media ecosystem while the increasingly desperate B&N wistfully longs to return to its glory days, having been pushed aside from the spotlight by an ambitious and fiery Amazon.”

Third place chose Roku and Comcast. He says, “Roku was ahead of the curve in the streaming box revolution, but like Tivo, ultimately is going to lose out to those with bigger pockets. In the end, it will be Comcast’s desire (like it or not) to expand it’s exclusivity zone of content, streaming, and now news (NBC) that will make this the perfect marriage. The set-top box is the new battlefield for gated communities of content.”

But there is one more winner… YOU!

You all can take advantage of 14% off all yearly plans starting today!

Here is how you can use the SOLove code:

 

 

  • Go to www.spideroak.com/signup if you are not a currently signed up.
  • You must first activate your account on your computer by opening the SpiderOak downloaded application and selecting “Activate First Device.”
  • If you have not yet downloaded SpiderOak, you may do so here: Download SpiderOak.
  • Once activated, go to our homepage.
  • At the top right side, you will see “Login.” Click here and enter your credentials.
  • When you are logged in, you will click “Account” in the top right corner.
  • You will then select the orange “Buy More Space” button.
  • Once on the Account Details page, you will select “Upgrade My Plan” to the right.
  • On this page, you will see a “Promotional Code” box.
  • Type “SOlove” in this box and select “Update”
  • You should see the discount in the ‘Yearly Billing’ drop down. If so, click “Next.”
  • Your account is now updated. Enjoy!