SpiderOak - The secure, partially free, cloud service

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by draecena, Dec 16, 2009.

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  1. draecena

    draecena Registered Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    A bit everywhere, these days
    I guess most of you have heard about DropBox and Google. They are both big cloud-players. I also guess most people in this forum knows that storing stuff in the cloud is not very secure, especially not with stuff like the patriot act and the EU's data retention directive...

    Well, there is a "new kid on the block" - SpiderOak.com

    You can get up to 5 GB of free storage by recommending them to your friends which is a lot more than DropBox's max of 3GB =)

    They guarantee zero-knowledge privacy with client-side encryption! You can't share what you don't know =) This is "the same policy" as the VPN-provider perfect-privacy.com, which I also recommend!

    Another kick ass feature is that they have complete cross-platform support and they are working on a lot more features! Rumours has it that a portable app is in the makings and that a more collaborative approach is also on the way.

    Check em out! You've got nothing to loose and all to win!

    And no, I don't work for them but I am a happy customer, as with perfect-privacy.com and some other great services on the net. I found spiderOak while researching how to put a freeOTFE container (better than TrueCrypt!) on dropbox so that I could ensure a little privacy. With SpiderOak there is no need :)
  2. korben

    korben Registered Member

    Nov 5, 2009
  3. I no more

    I no more Registered Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    How do you know? Client side encryption doesn't mean anything if they have the key to unlock it. With most of these services, the encryption is used to prevent snooping during transmission. It doesn't at all imply that they're not capable of looking at your data.

    Just because it's on their FAQ doesn't make it true. Some people have been known to lie. It's crazy but true!
  4. snowdrift

    snowdrift Registered Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Spot on. I have had LE lie to me. They are notorious, state-sanctioned liars at that. (Never talk to any LE under any circumstances and never believe what they say.)

    I'd avoid all such "cloud providers" and try this:


    That way, you control your own data and the amount and type of data shared are limitless.

    Aside from that, and assuming you "have nothing to hide" and don't care about others rifling through anything/everything, why not just try:


    That offers 25GB.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2009
  5. hierophant

    hierophant Registered Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    SpiderOak does look interesting. However, I haven't found anything on their website about payment. In particular, I don't see anything about anonymous payment options. I'm guessing that there's a subscription window in the client. And I'm going to read more before installing it.
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