John Moltz on Condoleeza Rice joining the very small board of directors for Dropbox:

Here’s a cynical take on this. Clearly in this era of NSA revelations this is a terrible message to be sending to your customers.

Moltz linked to a BoingBoing post by Rob Beschizza which concludes:

Rice joining Dropbox is the insult, not the injury, which is in the firm’s DNA: customer privacy as a feature, not a principle.

Features come and go, but principles are what your company is built around. I love everything about Dropbox from the perspective of tools and how it works. Dropbox is a fine example of building a great product, but I left Dropbox because they inspires absolutely no confidence on the privacy font — all the while asking me to store every file I have with them.

Yikes.


Posted by Ben Brooks