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Place Privacy First for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month champion - SpiderOak

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). We believe you don’t have sacrifice privacy in our online world. Furthermore, we believe privacy is the best form of security. Building privacy into technology is the key to true freedom online.

In honor of NCSAM, SpiderOak would like to offer you 25% off our yearly plans.

For the rest of October, give your ‘+1 for Privacy’ as you backup, sync and share with this special promotion.

Visit and use the promo code “plus1forprivacy” in your account settings for 25% off. That is only $7.50/month for 100% private cloud storage.

Current Users:

  1. Login to your account online.
  2. Go to your ‘Account‘ tab at the top
  3. Click ‘Buy More Space,’ and then choose ‘Upgrade My Plan.’
  4. Plug in the promo code plus1forprivacy, and choose which plan you want under Yearly Billing.

New Users (welcome!):

  1.  Sign up here
  2. Download and install the client
  3. Click  ‘Buy More Space’ in the client itself, or via the web portal (which will then take you to a new screen, where you need to choose ‘Upgrade My Plan.‘)
  4. Use the promo code plus1forprivacy and choose which plan you want under Yearly Billing.

2013 marks a decade for National Cyber Security Awareness bringing awareness to online safety and security issues and helping educate people about the best ways to protect their privacy online. Join us over the next couple weeks in acknowledging NCSAM as it emphasizes the roles and responsibilities each of us play in helping to create a safer digital world. We hope you make time during the month, and throughout the year, to take proactive steps to help safeguard you, and your friends and families.

Thanks for helping promote the importance of privacy!

Privacy Roundup – Oct 19 2012 – 1st Edition

To continually emphasize the importance of privacy in our digital world, we thought we would collect a bunch of posts that we enjoyed on the topic and present them once a week to our readership. This is the first such edition of our ‘Privacy Roundup’ and we look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on how and why privacy matters to you. So with no further ado:

Wired – Megaupload Is Dead. Long Live Mega

Network World – Deanonymizing You: I know who you are after 1 click online or mobile call

EFF – Google Under PressureFrom EU Data Commissioners Privacy Policy

EFF – Ad Industry’s Assult on ‘Do-Not-Track’ Continues at the W3C Amsterdam Meeting

Forbes – It’s Terrifying And Sickening That Microsoft Can Now Listen In On All My Skype Calls

Huffington Post – iPhone Privacy: How To Stop Apple And Advertisers From Tracking You On iOS 6

The Hill – Advertisers launch $1 million campaign to combat privacy concerns

And often we will include a post from lesser known but still equally important sources as we have below:

Degraffit Blog – Facebook and Privacy: Are you Lily and James’ Secret Keeper?’

Lastly, we will also try to include a company that we feel is taking a positive stance on privacy and is helping spread the word of why it is important and how we can gain control. This week’s company is:

Privacy Fix

Pease share other posts that you find particular interesting from this past week.

Our 48 hour only promo for free extra GB ends tomorrow – Details here: ‘+1 for Privacy’.