August 25, 2012

SpiderOak University Pop Quiz #2 Answers

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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

Comments
  1. "Share, access, sync, storage, and backup"
    I'm pretty sure that most other cloud providers do all this too…

  2. Could the next video have some more specific details? Maybe explain the choices of encryption and how the sharing process actually works from a technical standpoint. I suppose a more developer oriented talk would be nice.
    Thanks!

  3. @James – Excellent suggestion. Unfortunately, all the videos we are showing were prerecorded a few months ago (When our CEO had some free time). However, I don't see why we wouldn't be able to have Ethan record a more technical video. Will definitely pass your thoughts over.

  4. Too bad I wasn't able to access this quiz in time. Was on vacation and the only connection I could get was blocking spideroak.com…