The who's who of digital freedom
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Our digital freedom and privacy are continually threatened by online censorship and mass surveillance. But there have still been notable victories in the fight for a free and open internet. How much do you know about the big hitters behind privacy and security? Take the quiz to find out!
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- Question 1 of 9
Who did Edward Snowden first chose to share classified NSA global surveillance documents with?Correct
Absolutely right. Glenn Greenwald was a journalist at The Guardian.Incorrect
Wrong! But don’t worry. You can beef up your knowledge about Snowden here.
- Question 2 of 9
The Oscars just happened! Which privacy hero has won an Oscar?Correct
Correct! Laura Poitras won for her documentary Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden.Incorrect
Wrong! Laura Poitras won for her documentary Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden.
- Question 3 of 9
Which American researcher and inventor pioneered wearable technology?Correct
The Canadian inventor did it before Google Glass was a glint in Google’s eye.Incorrect
Wrong! Canadian inventor Steve Mann created, among other items, the first wearable computer.
- Question 4 of 9
Who invented the world wide web?
- Question 5 of 9
British lawyer Peter Benenson founded which organization?Correct
He did, back in 1961. Amnesty became hugely influential in the human-rights movement.Incorrect
Wrong! It was Amnesty, founded in 1961 to become hugely influential in the human-rights movement.
- Question 6 of 9
Fight for the Future organized which campaign in 2014 for individuals to take steps to reclaim their basic privacy rights in the digital world?Correct
Correct! Reset the Net was an anti-mass surveillance campaign.Incorrect
Wrong! It was Reset the Net, an anti-mass surveillance campaign.
- Question 7 of 9
Barack Obama commuted the 35-year jail sentence handed to which privacy hero?
- Question 8 of 9
Which elusive and brave British woman worked as a legal researcher with the WikiLeaks Legal Defense team, helping many whistleblowers, before being forced to exile herself in Germany?Correct
Yes. Harrison even accompanied Edward Snowden from Hong Kong to Moscow while he was sought by the U.S. government.Incorrect
Wrong! Harrison even accompanied Edward Snowden from Hong Kong to Moscow while he was sought by the U.S. government.
- Question 9 of 9
Which Scottish journalist accompanied Glenn Greenwald when he met Edward Snowden in Hong Kong?Correct
Right! MacAskill covered intelligence and defense at The Guardian.Incorrect
Wrong! It was MacAskill, who covered intelligence and defense at The Guardian.