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Noedelhap

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2020, 08:40 »
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Great, hopefully this leads to lots of users leaving the site for good.

Not that it matters anything really, those users will probably go to another freebies website...

Shelma1

« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2020, 10:07 »
+3
Awesome.

« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2020, 11:03 »
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I hope this happen to Shutterstock AKA SHITTERSTOCK as soon as possible! Amen! ;)

« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2020, 11:40 »
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This is disturbing: Freepik said the hacker obtained usernames and passwords for the oldest 8.3 million users registered on its Freepik and Flaticon websites.

8.3 million+ users. No wonder we arent making much money. 🤬

« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2020, 12:54 »
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This is disturbing: Freepik said the hacker obtained usernames and passwords for the oldest 8.3 million users registered on its Freepik and Flaticon websites.

8.3 million+ users. No wonder we arent making much money. 🤬

Freepik, Pexels and Pixabay get a lot of photographers because of stock photographers writing blogs and putting up videos on youtube claiming to make a lot of money off those sites. Some dudes even claim they make more off Pexels and Pixabay than they do off stock sites. These are typically people who don't depend on stock income as a source of revenue. So yeah, it's incredibly annoying to see these free sites being peddled as a source of revenue and pulling in so many "photographers" when they are clearly hurting true sources of revenue.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2020, 13:03 by offisapup »

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2020, 09:52 »
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https://www.zdnet.com/article/free-photos-graphics-site-freepik-discloses-data-breach-impacting-8-3m-users/?

Not shedding any tears.

And then for those who use the same password on many sites, they will blame someone else, instead of their own negligence and lack of security. Watch for more "hacked" accounts and attempts to steal money on SS and IS. Adobe has confirmation by phone or email, less likely.

Freepik is one of the most popular sites on the internet, currently ranked No. 97 on the Alexa Top 100 sites list. Flaticon is not far behind, ranked No. 668.

Most searched word on the Internet is FREE.

Interesting:  https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/eqt-acquires-freepik-company-the-global-leading-freemium-provider-of-digital-visual-content-826590728.html

Freepik offers over 10 million high-quality and curated graphic resources, including icons, vectors, photos, and templates

And some people wonder where our income and sales have gone?  :(


 

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