Archives for : April 2014

DROPBOX DROPS JAWS: APPOINTS CONDI RICE TO BOARD

Dropbox has welcomed former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to its Board of Directors.

Yeah, they really did that. As they gear up for their IPO, the company—a file-sharing service, remember—has rolled out the red carpet for a woman who helped turn the U.S.A. into a George Orwell-on-training-wheels surveillance state.

(I could also mention her role in promoting torture and in prosecuting two wars that pretty much cratered the U.S. economy, but those don’t have anything to do with privacy, so I’ll chill.)

If you’re as outraged as I am, go ahead and join the “Drop Dropbox”campaign that’s sprung up in response. Or if you’re okay with it, then by all means send Condi your congrats. Just tag a note to your next client contract or wedding video. She’ll appreciate the personal touch.

EX-POPE POO-POO’S EXIT THEORIES

Erstwhile pontiff Benedict XVI recently stepped back into the limelight to publically dismiss the theories about why he became the first modern head of the insanely rich and powerful institution to take the early retirement option. Unfortunately for his former holiness, the crusading journalists at vatileaks are keeping the church’s many crimes in the public eye. Check out their jaw-dropping survey of how the clergy’s child abuse scandal has been an open wound for 2,000 years.