Flickr – one of the largest social photo hosting services decided to remove the maps of Israel from its site. Despite numerous e-mails and phone calls, Yahoo! – flickr’s parent company – refused to comment on the issue, Israeli Photography site MegaPixel reports.
Long time user of flickr photo sharing service, photographer Giora Pinhasi discovered that not too long ago the old maps of Israel (which used to appear on the site, although being relatively old and inaccurate) were removed completely. Only the names of 3 major cities got left – the rest – including cities, towns, villages and streets were all removed leaving practically a blank map of the entire country.
Pinhasi decided to contact flickr himself and try and find out if this is simply a technical glitch. After speaking with one company representative who did not supply any answers he was referred to flickr’s costumer service which simply did not answer.