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Both Bitcasa Drive and are shutting down in May. These aren’t the first cloud storage services to shut down and leave their users hanging, and they likely won’t be the last. If you’re wondering where you should put your data after they’ve closed, you’ll be happy to know that there are many suitable alternatives to these services.

Security and privacy are becoming increasingly important in the digital age, yet most online storage companies neglect to tackle these concerns with adequate protection. SpiderOak is one of those rare backup service providers that not only protect your data, but promise that they have absolutely no knowledge or access to it. Should the government come knocking, they couldn’t provide any data, even if they wanted to.

PenguinBacking up Linux computers has always been a bit of a pain. Sure, there’s Déjà Dup, a graphical wrapper for backup tool duplicity. And then there’s rsync, which is great for transferring files over SSH connections. But these tools require you to set up an FTP server (or other location) for offsite backups. Not everyone wants to do that.