SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 2, 2013) - SpiderOak, the 'Zero-Knowledge' Privacy cloud technologies provider, requests users to take the Fourth Amendment -- the Right to Privacy -- into their own hands this 4th of July. In honor of Restore the Fourth, a non-partisan, unaffiliated group of concerned citizens who seek to strengthen the Fourth Amendment with respect to digital surveillance by the U.S. government, SpiderOak will be offering 4GB of storage for free for new users between July 2-4. Existing users can receive 2GB free or upgrade their plans for a 25 percent discount.
"By requiring plaintext access to data, large consumer-oriented tech companies have become successful ensuring privacy doesn't come easy in the cloud. And Prism took advantage of those business models to do surveillance," said SpiderOak CEO Ethan Oberman. "This 4th of July, as we think about what this country stands for, we need to think about privacy and how intricately linked it is to continuing a successful democracy. Given the government's surveillance orientation, it falls oddly back on the shoulders of technology to carry the 'privacy-first' flag forward."
Privacy-first technologies are designed from the ground up to protect the integrity of user data. SpiderOak's application of privacy-first comes in the form of its 'Zero-Knowledge' Privacy Standard -- protecting user data by never storing it in plaintext. With this approach, SpiderOak never has access to a user's content including filenames, file types, folder names, etc. Even SpiderOak staff with physical access to servers can never view plaintext user information.
The code 'restorethe4th' will gain new users 4GB of free storage on SpiderOak, and existing users an additional 2GBs, or the ability to upgrade their plans for 25 percent off.
SpiderOak provides a cloud backup, sync, and sharing environment that is 100% private. Our 'Zero-Knowledge' Privacy Standard ensures absolute confidentiality between you and your data, everywhere, every time and from every device. With SpiderOak, you maintain full and complete control of your data in a centralized, managed and fully protected environment. SpiderOak: we've got your back(up).
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