CEO Drew Houston The cloud storage service announced it wanted to boost its international presence.
Just minutes after the announcement, angry Dropbox users vented their frustrations on Twitter and other social media.
It didn’t take long for a Drop Dropbox website went live, listing reasons that Condoleezza Rice should not be on the board.
It cites her role in the Bush administration as it prepared for war with Iraq and authorized interrogation techniques that the site calls torture.
The author also expresses concern that Dropbox customers information will remain private, saying Rice authorized warrantless wiretaps while serving President Bush.
“Choosing Condoleezza Rice for Dropbox’s Board is problematic on a number of deeper levels, and invites serious concerns about Drew Houston and the senior leadership at Dropbox’s commitment to freedom, openness, and ethics. When a company quite literally has access to all of your data, ethics become more than a fun thought experiment,” says a statement on the website.
The site urges users to contact Houston and tell him to “drop Condoleezza Rice or we will #DropDropbox.” Since the online protest started, hundreds of people have taken to Twitter with this “drop Dropbox” message for Houston.
In an interview with Bloomberg on Rice said she considers privacy a major issue.
“As a country, we are having a great national conversation and debate about exactly how to manage privacy concerns,” she said. “I look forward to helping Dropbox navigate it.”
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