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SpiderOak University Pop Quiz Answers #3

First, we’d like to thank you for your participation. We had a great response to our final quiz. You all have graduated from SpiderOak University! You all should be proud.

You will not be notified when your account has been upgraded so just check your account to see your change. Many of you will receive 3 GBs if you got all the questions right, and the rest of you will receive 1 GB. That being said, let’s get to what you are really waiting for.

The Answers

How many different computers can you include folders from in a ShareRoom?

All of them.

What is a central repository?

A place where things may be put for safekeeping.

What is one thing that is really important when finding a cloud provider?

To ensure that my data is very private so no one can view what is being stored.

What platforms does SpiderOak support?

Linux, Windows, Mac

What discount do students / university staff / professors get?

None of the above. (50% off)

Which video does Ethan Oberman draw a bad version of a phone?

Features 101: 5 Characteristics That Make SpiderOak Different

True/False: SpiderOak is 100% secure.

False (SpiderOak is 100% private. Security can be very strong but not 100% secure)

How could you use SpiderOak to expand your lifespan?

Have your DNA sequenced store it and back it up securely with SpiderOak, and in your old age, use the record of your undamaged DNA to repair your cell.

SpiderOak University Pop Quiz #2 Answers

First, we’d like to thank you for your participation. We had a great response! Quiz #2 is now closed and we will begin grading your answers. You will not be notified when your account has been upgraded so just check your account to see your change. Many of you will receive 2 GBs if you got all the questions right, and the rest of you will receive 1 GB. That being said, let’s get to what you are really waiting for.

The Answers

Where is your data first encrypted when uploading to SpiderOak?
Video: ‘Zero-Knowledge’ 101: What It Is & What It Means to You

Locally on your device.

What is the only thing SpiderOak sees when uploading data to our servers?
Video: ‘Zero-Knowledge’ 101: What It Is & What It Means to You

A bunch of encrypted data blocks.

What does ‘Zero-Knowledge’ Privacy Environment mean?
Video: ‘Zero-Knowledge’ 101: What It Is & What It Means to You

Only you have access to your data. Not even SpiderOak employees can access data on the servers.

What are the five features that make SpiderOak different?
Video: Features 101: 5 Characteristics That Make SpiderOak Different

Share, access, sync, storage, and backup

What if something happens to your computer and you have to get another one?
Video: Features 101: 5 Characteristics That Make SpiderOak Different

Everything is backed up. Attach it to my SpiderOak account and regain access to the data on that account.

True/False: Your data is still stored on our servers even if you get rid of all your computers.
Video: Features 101: 5 Characteristics That Make SpiderOak Different

True

SpiderOak University Pop Quiz Answers

First, we’d like to thank you for your participation. We had a great response! The quiz is now closed and we will begin grading your answers. You will not be notified when your account has been upgraded so just check your account to see your change. Many of you will receive 2 GBs if you got all the questions right, and the rest of you will receive 1 GB. That being said, let’s get to what you are really waiting for.

The Answers

What was one way a company dealt with the proliferation of data? {Video: How we got here}

By letting users go around a VPN to access their data across all their devices.

What is a “VPN?” {Video: How we got here}

Virtual Private Network

What was one way our CEO, Ethan Oberman, got data off his Mac to his PC in 2006? {Video: Intro – How SpiderOak Was Built}

Built SpiderOak around an idea to have one central repository.

What is our privacy policy called? {Video: Intro – How SpiderOak Was Built}

Zero-Knowledge

True/False: You can go back at any point to retrieve any file you accidentally deleted or lost on any one of your devices. {Video: Our History – Dedication to True Backup & Privacy}

True