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7 Best Cloud Storage Services (2024): Apple, Google, And More

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Best for PrivacySpiderOak One

For security and privacy-conscious folks, SpiderOak’s One Backup is worth a look. It has a zero-trust, no-knowledge policy, so no one but you can access your data, and everything is end-to-end encrypted. Plan prices are per person but support unlimited devices and file versions. SpiderOak also uses transport layer security (TLS) for data in transit to guard against man-in-the-middle attacks. (TLS is the successor to SSL.) The service prizes security and SpiderOak has a transparent set of policies. You will find support for Windows, Mac, and Linux; solid recovery options; file versioning; and versatile file-sharing options, including self-destructing links.

SpiderOak is relatively expensive, and there is no mobile app support. There’s no 2FA for web logins, which is an odd omission for a security-focused company. It’s vital you keep your password safe, not just because people can access your files if they get it but also because SpiderOak cannot reset it if you forget it.

100 GB for $5/month or $59/year, 250 GB for $9/month or $99/year, 1 TB for $12/month or $129/year, and 5 TB for $25/month or $279/year

★ Alternative: Tresorit (5 GB free, 1 TB for $12/month) is fast, effective, and secure. There is support for end-to-end encryption and 2FA, comprehensive platform support, and a versatile set of features. However, it is expensive, slow to upload files, and lacks collaborative options.