Wiretapping Condoleezza Rice Joins the Board at Dropbox

By Gerald Lynch on at

Dropbox has appointed ex-US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to its board, leading to some of the cloud storage firm's users threatening to boycott the service unless the appointment is reversed.

Protesting voices took to social media to slam Dropbox's decision. Many angered users fear for the continued privacy of their cloud-stored files, given that Rice has been accused of being involved in the widespread wiretapping of US citizens during her time in office under George W Bush's administration. Others are morally opposed to Rice's involvement in the Iraq war, linking her to torture programs used against suspected terrorists.

Bush's Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009 and the US National Security Adviser between 2001 and 2005, a petition has now been drawn up against Rice's appointment, already amassing more than 3,000 signatures. Though Dropbox has yet to respond to the reception its decision has recieved, it has said that it is "[...]honoured to be adding someone as brilliant and accomplished as Ms Rice to [its] team". [BBC]

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