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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.