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Photos submitted to be included in the Library of Congress’ permanent collection show American life during the coronavirus pandemic

The Library of Congress is inviting Flickr users across the US to submit images documenting their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic for inclusion in its permanent collections. The agency wants to assemble a “diverse collection” of images to help future generations understand the impact of COVID-19 on American life. Since […]
Photos submitted to be included in the Library of Congress’ permanent collection show American life during the coronavirus pandemic
Lifestyle

19 of the most eye-catching photos taken in 2019

Flickr just released its list of the top 25 photos from around the world for 2019. The Flickr team selected the top photos by measuring which images on the site had the most engagement from users, as well as by examining a diverse genre of pictures. The photography site shared […]
19 of the most eye-catching photos taken in 2019
Tech

If you uploaded photos of your kids to Flickr they might have been used to train AI

The large facial-recognition database MegaFace contains the images of nearly 700,000 people, The New York Times reported. In 2014, Yahoo took photos from the photo-sharing website Flickr uploaded under Creative Commons licenses and put them in a database that was downloaded by researchers, including those at the University of Washington […]
If you uploaded photos of your kids to Flickr they might have been used to train AI
Tech

‘BAD, BAD PANDA!’: Here’s The Story Behind The Most Famous Photo On Flickr

Japanese photographer Nagano Toyokazu unknowingly captured a perfect shot forFlickr’s server error page while practicing his newfound photography skills. The photo — which appears any time the site is having system problems — shows a young girl pulling a leashed expressionless panda bear statue in the middle of a farm […]
‘BAD, BAD PANDA!’: Here’s The Story Behind The Most Famous Photo On Flickr