$400 Photobucket Ransom

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  1. JustMePatrick

    JustMePatrick Member

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    FYI to anyone who uses image sharing website PhotoBucket.

    They have decided to block hotlinked images hosted on their service and charge a $400 ransom per year to unblock these images. [!]:shocked:

    That means if you have posted IMG linked images on here from Photobucket in the past, they are now being blocked by Photobucket and replaced with a different image.

    As you can imagine there is kind of an Internet Firestorm that has been brewing.

    See: https://twitter.com/photobucket/sta...4?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet

    And

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07...-lot-its-users-with-sudden-payment-demand.htm

    I would suggest you move any images and albums to other free hosting services.
     
  2. Haybale

    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    Or upload directly to the portal...
     
  3. f5moab

    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    Duplicate post on this subject, but so far, I have been untouched (in regard to photobucket :D). But really don't care what they do, since I have been slowly progressing to another online hosting site and slowly deleting my photobucket photos due to how slow photobucket has become in the past six months. Also deleted a bunch of photos last week that might have been linked to a few messages here, but did it cause I wanted to delete the photos from another website.
     

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