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SpiderOak is an online file storage and backup service. Users can share, sync, access and store data. SpiderOak claims to use a client side encryption key creation, which means that even the service provider cannot access the stored data.

Terms of Service

Privacy Policy

Valuation (23.11.2017)
SpiderOak differentiates itself from other similar services by promoting privacy. All files are encrypted from the computer of the user so even the service provider cannot access the content.
This might create problems, should something unexpected happen the user such as death or serious illness. The files cannot be accessed by the service provider, so without the user, important files will be lost.

(plus) SpiderOak's policy is to notify a user of a request for their personal data prior to disclosure unless you are for example suspected of a crime
(plus) Safe Harbor Framework
(plus) Stored data is encrypted from the computer of the client

(minus) Recovering data without the user is impossible.

(minus) US-based

Registered account required

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SpiderOak, Inc.

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