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12 Days of Privacy: 4 ‘Zero-Knowledge’



12 Days of Privacy

On the fourth day of Privacy

SpiderOak gave to me:

4 ‘Zero-Knowledge’ 

On December 13, we introduced the 12 Days of Privacy* – sung to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas. We hope to share with you what the 12 Days of Privacy means to us with this little holiday spin off.

You can join in too!

We don’t want to have all the fun so we invite you to submit your own lyrics. Share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments section, and we’ll promote them throughout the week! We can’t wait to see what the 12 Days of Privacy means to you. To find out what the SpiderOak staff and fans come up with, follow #12DaysOfPrivacy.

Tis the season of Privacy!

*We do know that the original 12 days of Christmas begins on Christmas day, but we wanted to do our own spin off before the holidays. 


(We like our Santa’s like we like our data; secret, private and secure)
People of many backgrounds and belief systems spend time in December reflecting on the year that is coming to an end, setting goals and making plans for what’s ahead. This month brings out the generosity and excitement in many of us which is why we thought it would be nice to do something a little different this year.

A popular holiday activity is called Secret Santa. You may know of it by a different name; however, the idea is the same. Secret Santa is a fun and easy way for a group of friends, family members or co-workers to exchange gifts. One very well known ‘Secret Santa’ program is the ‘Reddit Secret Santa’ ( whereby community members all over the world trade holiday gifts.

Being both members and fans of the reddit community and also significant fans of the ‘privacy’ concept, we at SpiderOak decided to run our own 100% free ‘Secret Santa’ program.

I can give away things for free?

Yep! Starting today, you can send anyone a gift to whomever you choose, on us! The gift will be a random selection between:


- iPod Touch (1 prize available)
- A pair of socks (5 prizes available)
- 100 GB plan (10 prizes available)
- 5 GB plan (1000 prizes available)
- 30% discount on all SpiderOak yearly premium data plans (unlimited prizes available)

But how does it work? Can I do it right away?

Yes. Simply go to and enter the name, the email address, and personal message (optional) to one of your friends, colleagues, pets or family members.

On December 25th we will randomly match email addresses from the pool of entries with gifts from the prize-pool and send out a ‘Secret Santa Email’ notifying your recipient of what ‘you’ have given them and how they can claim their gift. If you enter a personal message, this will also be delivered to the recipient and joy will be had by all!

Please enjoy the SpiderOak Secret Santa program and have a safe, happy & healthy holiday season!