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    SpiderOak.com

    got this off [H]

    SpiderOak.com is similar to DropBox but with local encryption.

    I just installed today with 7GB free storage. See below.

    Here is a referral link for more free storage and the info to get it.

    https://spideroak.com/download/refer...a06f4ecb4ab066

    've been using Dropbox since the beginning but I never really cared for or trusted their security. Your files are encrypted/decrypted on their servers which means they have read access to all your plaintext stuff.

    Recently, someone has filed an FTC complaint against them for misleading users about the security.

    More recently, Dropbox had a "glitch" lasting 4 hours during which time anybody could access your entire account without a password.

    That was that, I switched to SpiderOak.

    This is not for Grandma. It's more advanced and takes some setup to get working how you want. The best part though is that the encryption keys are kept on your local machine(s) so SpiderOak staff cannot look at the content of your files at all. There are clients for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and several flavors of Linux.

    Like Dropbox, it comes with 2gb for free by default. Also like Dropbox, you get extra free space for referrals, but at a rate of 1gb each. You can pay for more space in increments of 100gb for $10/mo or $100/yr.

    BUT WAIT, there's more! With the promo code WORLDBACKUPDAY, you will start off with 6gb of free space if you sign up under a referral link (you BOTH get an extra gig). If you get one referral and use that promo code before it dies, you will have 7gb of space for free. That's one mean feat to pull on Dropbox. Referral credits come through instantly.

    To use the promo code, click on 'Buy More Space' in the client. You will be taken to a webpage where there is a box to input promo codes. Paste the promo code and click Update/Apply. Click Next then finally click confirm. You will now see 6GB(if you just signed up with a referral and no referrals of your own) or 7GB(signed up with referral and have one referral).

    Go read up and see if it's for you. Give it a try and help someone out with a referral link. If you don't like it just forget about it. You do need to install the software and link it to your account for the referral credits to go through.

    Here is my referral link

    - Referral Link removed. Please use the referral link in the last post of this thread. When you have gotten one referral please be generous and remove your referral link -

    Quote the referral link you use then post yours. Do NOT use the same person's referral link more than once. Give everyone equal opportunity.
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    Re: SpiderOak.com

    I signed up. It's ok, I suppose. I like dropbox though.


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    Re: SpiderOak.com

    Z, what will you use this for?
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    Re: SpiderOak.com

    who know can never have enough cloud storage
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