Flickr Investigates Blocking of Images in China – Juan Carlos Perez

From PC World:

Flickr officials have no doubt that China is blocking their photo sharing site’s images and the company is trying hard to figure out why this is happening and how it can be resolved.

“We’re still investigating. There isn’t an ‘800’ number you can call to register your complaint,” Flickr co-founder and General Manager Stewart Butterfield said Monday.

For now, the block, apparently implemented on Thursday of last week, remains. Butterfield’s team has ruled out all possibilities that the problem is technical in nature. [Full Text]

Read also Yahoo Says Beijing Likely Blocking Photo Site by Sophie Taylor:

… “It is our understanding that Flickr users in China are not able to see images on Flickr, and we have confirmed that this is not a technical issue on our end,” a spokeswoman for Yahoo Hong Kong said in an email in response to a Reuters inquiry.

“It appears that the Chinese government is restricting access to Flickr, although we have not received confirmation from them,” the spokeswoman said in the email.

“We are currently investigating this issue and hope that it is only a temporary one,” she added. [Full Text]

June 12, 2007 6:42 AM
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