Dropbox CEO answers protests of Condoleeza Rice’s board appointment

The former secretary of state is joining the cloud file storage company’s board to offer her international expertise as it prepares for an IPO. Critics who don’t like Rice’s politics are calling for a boycott.

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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.

Houston added 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.”

Whether the Drop Dropbox will work remains to be seen, but the campaign has certainly garnered its share of tweets, such as these:

How to move off of Dropbox – Drop Condoleezza Rice or we will #dropdropbox http://t.co/kVAtOxipPi

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