Flickr is one of the most popular photo platforms on the net. For a long time the service belonged to the Internet company Yahoo. The photo-hosting service SmugMug took over Flickr in April 2018. At the purchase price, both parties agreed to remain silent.
With the change of the business model of Flickr one wanted to become more transparent, it was said. "Unfortunately," free "services are rarely really free for users, users pay with their data or their time."