Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

How are data breaches like pregnancy? What is treated like a luxury and taxed like a sin? What isn't likely to bounce? Who is ready to address the masses on YouTube? Answers to these questions and more in this week's news quiz.

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How it works: Match the quote to the quoted and rollover the ??? for answers.

 

The quotes

1. "Data breaches are like pregnancy -- you can't be partly pregnant, and once your data has been compromised, you have to assume all your data's been compromised, unless you can prove otherwise."

2. "We live in a digital age, but we still treat telecom like a luxury, we tax it like a sin, and we regulate it like a utility."

3. "As things go down, they reset. The economy shrinks and then it doesn't rebound, it rebuilds from a lower base. We're not expecting a bounce."

4. "Web content management and search are obvious bedfellows."

5. "I had to stand in the same place for 20 minutes just to have a conversation with my mother."

6. "It's true that not all of humanity is found on YouTube, but millions of people meet on YouTube."

 

The quoted

A. Christian Kingston, an 18-year-old college student who was among the hundreds of thousands of onlookers jamming the streets, the National Mall, and cell phone networks for the Obama inauguration.

B. Sophos security analyst Michael Argast on the Heartland Payment Systems data breach, which could go down as one of the biggest on record.

C. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaking to financial analysts on the heels of Microsoft's announcement of layoffs and a disappointing second quarter.

D. Monsignor Claudio Maria Celli, who heads the Vatican's social communications office, on the launch of Pope Benedict XVI's YouTube channel.

E. Bruce Mehlman, executive director of the Technology CEO Council, calling on Congress to quickly pass the technology provisions in the economic stimulus package.

F. Richard Holway, a tech analyst based in the U.K., on the announcement that U.K. enterprise search and e-discovery vendor Autonomy has entered an agreement to buy Interwoven, maker of content management software, in a deal valued at about $775 million.

 

Answer key

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