Thursday, June 11, 2009

More on Flickr

SF Gate

Thomas Hawk on Flickr

Silicon Valley Insider & CNN
The comments protested the Obama administration's policy on torture photos. Here's one of them, found by Valleywag:

“The Obama White House is supporting a new bill (sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman) whose sole purpose is allowing the government to suppress any ‘photograph taken between September 11, 2001 and January 22, 2009′ relating to the treatment of detainees in the ‘War on Terror.’ In other words, Obama wants Congress to change the FOIA so that the courts can’t compel release of any more torture photos.”

Still, given the subject of Shepherd's comments -- and their reasonable tone -- we don't expect Flickr's notriously sensitive-to-censorship users to stay quiet about the issue, and that could pose a problem for Yahoo, which makes money from Flickr's on paying subscribers.

NY Post