Net Nanny Follies

Flickr.com filtered in China

Photo-sharing website Flickr.com seems to have been attacked by the Net Nanny.

Although it is still possible to load the website and even to log on and upload photos, the Nanny is using some type of filtering technology that stops uploaded images from loading.

This may be a consequence of the use of Flickr.com by participants of the anti-PX demonstrations in Xiamen last week.

There are currently 16 Comments for Flickr.com filtered in China.

Comments on Flickr.com filtered in China

MASSIVE annoyance

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Bypasses the flickr.com filter in Iran, UAE and other banned countries and places...
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I noticed this last night. I couldn't view any of the new photos. If the Nanny really is responsible, then that's just dumb. So many tourists like to upload their photos on Flickr.

it is fucking annoying. i paid money for the pro account, can i ask yahoo for partial refund???????

I can access flickr from Beijing--has the Nanny reversed course? Have others noticed a difference in accessing websites from the China office to the China home ... and three-page-limited image searches on Google? I'm just confused as to whether it's the Nanny working and the net, not. Maybe the Great Fire Wall is built in sporadic sections as the real, brick one?

blogger has been attacked too

As a paid up 'Pro' account holder in China I would hope that Flickr's parent is doing something to either compensate its PRC users or is using whatever influence it has in the system to resolve the problem swiftly. If Yahoo can afford to pay $1 billion to have Alibaba take over its operations -- and can afford to pay spin doctors and lawyers over the Shi Tao case -- surely it can cough up a bit of change for end users.
Or would that go against the "Public Pledge on Self-discipline for the Chinese Internet Industry," that Yahoo signed?

yahoo compensating users in china? that would be tantamount to admitting that the chinese government is in the wrong for blocking flickr in the first place- and since when has yahoo ever done anything but bend over for them? so far, no one at flickr or yahoo has even publicly admitted that it's the chinese government's fault!

this is all simply a prelude to the release of flickr's chinese version due later this year.

to flickr's FIRST MAIN GOAL:

"We want to help people make their photos available to the people who matter to them."

should be amended:

"..unless of course a wiser entity deems the content inappropriate."

someone should spam every content-sharing site with the tank man..

Shocking...the problem still continues. This is why Yahoo should have said NO from the very beginning to censorship ANYWHERE. Give them an inch and they will take a mile; so the old saying goes.

i'm all in favor with government filtering out crap like Flickr.

we've laws in China clearly stating what's acceptable and what's not.

if Flickr failed to comply, well, that's only flickr's fault.

images of profanity, pornography, and anti-chinese propaganda are illegal in china, and if for Flick manually filtering and approving illegal content is too expensive then they're business model is flawed in the first place and has no space in the chinese web.

Paid accounts: you shouldn't have paid for such crap. you can get your own domain name and hosting for the same price, install a simple CMS like Gallery2 or Coppermine and host as much images as you want.
damn, why paying for something other photo-sharing sites give you for free? see WebShots and all the others for instance, or even Pbase.com, the oldest one.

Blogspot: same as above. crappy blogs written by crappy bloggers with too much time in their hands.

if you're serious about blogging you own your own domain name, you don't rely on a free service.

Have you been paid by the government to say these things? Are u one of those people that are employed by the Chinese government to "harmonize" websites and other stuff on the web? It sure sounds like it...

Sorry buddy but that kind of strategy does not fly with foreigners...

Is anyone else having MORE problems with Flickr? I am running the plugin and although I can see images I am rarely able to read my messages, edit images etc...

Start using Tor!
link

In this case, what is the alternative of Flickr in China? Any recommendation? :)

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