Prostest over Condoleezza Rice joining Dropbox board

| April 13, 2014

Once again, we have to wonder about the naivete of folks who currently are outraged that the government has been spying on folks. That’s been a known fact of life in the African American community for a very long time. And, we find it amusing that Congress and others didn’t seem to think it was a big deal that the FBI and perhaps others were eavesdropping on Malcolm, Martin and many others. Once again, we say, “dot-dot-ditty-dot-dot-dash…” And, do you folks really believe Sister Rice started these policies? Get real and let the sister make a living. Anyway, do we really know how the rest of the people at the company feel about government surveillance? Do we really know how most people who supply us products we love feel about anything? Perhaps we are comfortable in the bliss of ignorance. We’re not saying that you shouldn’t protest the inclusion of folks in a company who values contradict yours—we’re just asking if you really know with whom you are doing business on a daily basis. And for years, we have been trying to remind people what the best way to protest is in this nation—don’t do business with folks with whom you have a problem. That strategy brought the Montgomery, Ala., bus company to its knees. Don’t do business with people who don’t do business with you and don’t seem to want your money in the first place. We’re not saying this is the case here but…

 

Controversy flares as Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox board

Condoleezza Rice gestures while speaking at the California Republican Party 2014 Spring ConventionMs Rice, US Secretary of State 2005-2009, was appointed by Dropbox to help expand their global footprint

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The appointment of ex-US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the board of technology firm Dropbox is being criticised by some service users.The appointment of ex-US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the board of technology firm Dropbox is being criticised by some service users.

Protests on social media say she is a controversial figure after revelations of widespread wiretapping on US citizens during her time in office.

A petition has been launched inviting supporters to boycott the firm.

However some analysts claim the bigger concerns for the file-sharing company are competing services.

Following the launch of Mailbox for Android and the wider implementation of Dropbox for Business, the company also announced the addition of Condoleezza Rice as a new board member.

We’re honoured to be adding someone as brilliant and accomplished as Dr Rice to our team.”

Ms Rice, who served as former President George W Bush’s Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009 and National Security Adviser 2001 – 2005, was appointed by the company to expand its global footprint, according to its official blog.

via BBC News – Controversy flares as Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox board.

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