Thursday, June 14, 2007

Flickr censored in Singapore, Germany, Hong Kong and Korea



A recent update on flickr.com causes uproar: as of yesterday users based in Singapore, Germany, Hong Kong or Korea can't turn off their SafeSearch filter. This is effectively censoring flickr.com for users with Yahoo IDs from those countries.

In the last 24 hours a huge wave of outrage sloshed through flickrland. Hundreds of users started to vent their indignation about being censored by posting the picture above tagging it thinkflickrthink, commenting and posting their own protest pictures.

More on the backgrounds (german)

More on flickr's SafeSearch: www.flickr.com/help/filters/

Here is the guy who designed the great badge above that now propagates through the flickr universe:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomtigerzoo/543864623/

Heise: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/91085

Forum post on flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/42597/

One of the mushrooming flickr anti-censorship groups: http://www.flickr.com/groups/againstcensorship/discuss/

How to get active: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a-barth/544372319/

1 comment:

The Blogmaster said...

Because the internet has been the biggest slap in the face to the New World Order, you're going to see a lot more censorship before too long. Can't have people thinking for themselves or anything.
Patism