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As in the Mozilla case +Steve Thomas you are correct that the quality of the product has nothing to do with the issue. I was using Dropbox at the request of someone else that uses it in their production process.
The issue is totally one of ethics, accountability and personal choice: some companies don't want to employ drug users or ex-convicts, and some companies don't mind having war criminals on their board.
As a user, I find their policy in this regard so abhorrent that I chose to stop using their product (and recommending it to my friends and acquaintances). 
I would oppose legislation that would enforce that though...
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I liked Copy before I knew about Condi Rice, former White house NSA and supporter of warrant-less wiretaps, joining the DROPBOX Board of Directors.  I see no particular reason that she would add value to a cloud storage company, and if I was a cloud storage company I wouldn't touch a former NSA with a 10 foot wiretap, I mean pole.  

Besides, COPY, a new cloud service, is way cheaper than Dropbox and seems to work very well.  You get 15 gigs free (20 if you click on any of the links in t his post: http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2014/04/19/copy-vs-dropbox/
Copy is a new cloud storage service that may be a serious competitor to Drobbox. I just installed it and I like it. Dropbox gives 2 Gigabytes for free, 100 Gigabytes for 9.99 a month, 200 Gigabytes for 19.99 a month, and 500 Gigabytes for 49.99 a month. Copy gives 15 Gigabytes for free, 250…
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+Nuno Salgueiro Privacy is one aspect. But on top of that, for me, is the principle. This is a woman who has been associated with human rights and privacy violations - do I want to support a company who appoints her on their board? Even if they insist, and even if I believe their assertions, that they will maintain the highest standards?

I looked at SpiderOak a couple of weeks ago and it's probably too complicated/expensive for my needs. Google Drive, Copy, SkyDrive and maybe Mega are in my list of considerations. Plus any others I stumble across or have recommended. 
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A sobering look at the PhD pyramid scheme by the numbers: Where will a biology degree take you?
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UPDATE: Linux Install. Installing Copy on Linux was pretty easy. You go to the web page, download a tarball, upack it, then inside the tarball figure out the folder that matches your OS (i.e., 32 vs 64 bit) and go into that folder. Then run the Agent. That may, if you are good, put a…
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Copy is a new cloud storage service that may be a serious competitor to Drobbox. I just installed it and I like it. Dropbox gives 2 Gigabytes for free, 100 Gigabytes for 9.99 a month, 200 Gigabytes for 19.99 a month, and 500 Gigabytes for 49.99 a month. Copy gives 15 Gigabytes for free, 250…
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+Peter Vogel Is that right? That completely rules it out for me then... I get having a dormancy/abandonment clause, but should be at least a year. 
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Copy is a new cloud storage service that may be a serious competitor to Drobbox. I just installed it and I like it. Dropbox gives 2 Gigabytes for free, 100 Gigabytes for 9.99 a month, 200 Gigabytes for 19.99 a month, and 500 Gigabytes for 49.99 a month. Copy gives 15 Gigabytes for free, 250…
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Sohn Stossel, writing at Real Annoying Clear Politics, (which is not a terrible place except for John Stossel) quotes some guy named Bjorn Lomborg about electric cars, thusly: Do environmentalists even care about measuring costs instead of just assuming benefits? We spend $7 billion to subsidize electric cars. Even if America reached the president’s absurd…
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http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2014/04/15/the-insulted-trilobite/
I’d like to point out a new book that I think is interesting and worth a look. It is called “The Insulted Trilobite: some helpful objections to the God Delusion” and it is by the pseudonymous J. A. Posner, and obviously the intended audience is the Atheist and Skeptics community.

Simply put, Poster Fisked Dawkins, and produced this book. Not exactly that, but close. I think there should be more books like this out there. You read a book, make a detailed response as you go along, and publish it as another book. I look forward to Dawkins’ counter-Fisk.
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+Randall Lee Reetz Scientist get to sound important because they actually do things. Academics have to sound important by saying stuff that sounds important.
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