When she’s not choosing who should play in the college football playoffs, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be advising Dropbox as a member of its board of directors.
The move comes in advance of the online storage company’s impending IPO. It makes business sense. International relations is clearly a strong suit for Rice, given her experience in the George W. Bush administration. But that experience also has some calling for her immediate ouster from the board, or else.
A website called Drop-Dropbox.com
has popped up, urging people to tweet with the hashtag #DropDropbox. It highlights, for anyone who might have forgotten, some of her Bush-era accomplishments. It encourages similarly outraged humans to urge the company to get rid of Rice.
Over the weekend, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston responded to the campaign on the company's blog
There’s nothing more important to us than keeping your stuff safe and secure. It’s why we’ve been fighting for transparency and government surveillance reform, and why we’ve been vocal and public with our principles and values.
We should have been clearer that none of this is going to change with Dr. Rice’s appointment to our Board. Our commitment to your rights and your privacy is at the heart of every decision we make, and this will continue.
that Dropbox is "honored to have Dr. Rice join our board—she brings an incredible amount of experience and insight into international markets and the dynamics that define them."
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Whether the Drop Dropbox will work remains to be seen, but the campaign has certainly garnered its share of tweets, such as these: