SE relies on Imgur for hosting images and avatars on public sites. Most of the content is text, but the images are often important as well. So the part that is delegated to Imgur is a pretty important part of the entire stack that powers these sites.
Imgur was acquired by MediaLab. To be honest, I've no idea what this means for the future of Imgur. It took me a moment to track down the homepage of the right Medialab, and I still don't know anything about them. The homepage seems devoid of any information at all (and the "don't sell my personal information" button at the bottom doesn't exactly inspire confidence in me).
Does this change anything for us here? And does it still make sense to have this kind of dependency on an external company for an integral part like images? Some limits here have been annoying for a long time, like the lack of transparency for avatars. Is it time for SE to integrate image handling into the platform just like they did with Teams?