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In this edition: heated online debate as Condoleezza Rice joins the Dropbox board; an online campaign promoting agriculture in Africa; and a new “trick shot” video from the team at “Dude Perfect”…


CONTROVERSY FLARES AS CONDOLEEZZA RICE JOINS DROPBOX BOARD
Dropbox`s decision, made official on April 9th, to appoint Condoleezza Rice to the cloud storage service`s board of directors has sparked heated online debate, with many concerned about her political past. Critics say during her time in office, the former Secretary of State for the George W.Bush administration was involved with, amongst other things, setting up the warrantless telephone monitoring of US citizens.
This is the main grievance aired by creators of drop-dropbox.com launched shortly after her appointment. Web users want her out, saying the selection of Condoleezza Rice casts great doubt on Dropbox`s commitment to protecting clients business and personal data. They are urging the firm`s Chief Executive Drew Houston to ditch the former Secretary of State.
Many have taken to social networks with the same request, posting under the #dropdropbox hashtag, slamming the questionable move and calling on web users to boycott Dropbox as long as Condoleezza Rice remains on the board of directors.
The online opposition has prompted a reaction from Dropbox. In this online statement the company’s founder assures clients that Rice`s experience will benefit the company in its international expansion, and her appointment changes nothing as far as the company`s commitment to privacy protection is concerned, that customers can rest assured their data is properly protected and safe from surveillance.
 
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