Friday Quiz: Google Versus Everybody

Once you get big, you get adversaries. How well do you know Google's various recent legal and operational challenges?

1. What is the name of the number one Chinese-language search engine?

a. Google

b. Baidu

c. Sohu

d. Yahoogle

2. "Baidu" is:

a. literally translated as "hundreds of times."

b. a Song Dynasty poem about the search for truth and beauty.

c. a corporation registered in the Cayman Islands.

d. censored by the Chinese government.

3. The "Aurora" code used in the 2009 Google hack in China was written in:

a. 2009

b. 2008

c. 2007

d. 2006

4. After a January attack on Baidu, the company sued which domain registrar?



c. Network Solutions

d. DotEasy

5. Google's January 2010 threat to withdraw from China was:

a. a protest against Chinese government censorship.

b. a response to the 2009 attack on Google systems in China.

c. a response to competitive pressure from Baidu.

d. a bluff.

6. In January 2010, an executive at which company predicted Google's Chrome operating system will be a major hacking target?

a. Google

b. McAfee

c. Microsoft

d. Diebold

7. Which company released the first antivirus software specifically for Google's Android smartphone?

a. McAfee

b. Trend Micro

c. Symantec

d. Smobile

8. The Associated Press accuses Google News of copyright infringement. Google's defense is based on:

a. the principles of defense against unintentional tort

b. the Fair Use doctrine

c. Miranda rights

d. the 5th Amendment

9. Which of the following is NOT a consideration in deciding what constitutes "fair use"?

a. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes

b. The desires of the originator of the content

c. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole

d. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work


1. b

2. All of the above

3. d;

4. a;

5. Who knows?;

6. b;

7. d;

8. b;

9. b


One point per correct answer.

0-3 points: 404

4-6 points: Keep searching

7-9 points: Smart enough to work for Google

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