Jul 4, 2017

Amazon images broken by Photobucket's 'ransom demand'

Thousands of images promoting goods sold on Amazon and other shopping sites have been removed after a photo-sharing service changed its terms. The problem has been caused by Photobucket introducing a charge for allowing images hosted on its platform to be embedded into third-party sites. Photobucket has been online since 2003 and says it has more than 100 million customers and more than 15 billion images on its servers. Many users realised the change only when their embedded images were replaced by graphics saying their Photobucket accounts needed to be updated. "People who have used Photobucket for hosting these images successfully for over 10 years are finding that they will have to literally start again with what for some, amounts to a lifetime's work."

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