Yesterday the company that specializes in remote file sharing announced that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is now on their board of directors. This is troubling news for a number of reasons. The first, more pedantic reason, is simply that she played no small role in the deaths of several hundred thousand people throughout the middle east as well as the unnecessary deaths of thousands of US soldiers. More practically though she was a member of the presidency that pushed the PATRIOT Act and is now working intimately with a company that has access to millions of personal files.
For those of you who do not know the dropbox software essentially allows you to put files in a folder on your PC where they are synced to the “cloud”. You, or anyone else, are then free to download those files from anywhere in the world as long as you know the link to said file. It is a handy way to transfer files that may be too large for an E-Mail attachment or that you simply do not trust google having access to. From this point forward I would question the security of any file transferred with dropbox.
Oh and by the way. Snowden documents from last year state “that it is planning to add Dropbox as a PRISM provider.”
PRISM, of course, being an NSA program “which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats,”
How many more “coincidences” that just happen to violate rights, privacy, security and safety are we going to sweep under the rug?