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Author Topic: SpiderOak Semaphor - team collaboration with privacy focus  (Read 2112 times)


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SpiderOak Semaphor - team collaboration with privacy focus
« on: January 29, 2016, 01:11 AM »
Got an email from SpiderOak about Semaphor. From the press release:

In celebration of Data Privacy Day, SpiderOak today announced Semaphor, a new workplace collaboration tool for teams and businesses that care about privacy. General availability for Semaphor is later in the first quarter, and SpiderOak is accepting a limited number of pre-release invitation requests at

Semaphor helps teams improve their productivity by keeping members focused, informed, and connected. Teams can join group conversations, private message team members, share files, and install trusted third-party integrations knowing their privacy is protected at every step. Following the same privacy-centric design as all SpiderOak solutions, Semaphor uses a Zero Knowledge architecture that ensures nothing leaves a computer or mobile device until after it is encrypted and is never decrypted until it is unlocked with keys only located on individuals’ devices.

It sounds a bit like Slack, but with a privacy focus. Open source and written in Go, and they plan to sell hosting. Will be interesting to see how that works out.

Other new products mentioned in the email were Encryptr, a password vault that stores your info encrypted in their cloud, and Kloak, a socal network (?!) with privacy focus.

Are SpiderOak stretching a bit far? :-[