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Chrome Begins Plan to Phase Out Flash

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Google is planning the demise of Flash in the Chrome browser, with the beginning of the end coming next month with the release of Chrome 53. Google is starting with "tiny and non-visible Flash content, such as tracking and fingerprint cookies," and will later remove support for Flash altogether in Chrome 55 with some exceptions planned for "sites which only support Flash." Chrome 55 is expected to be available in December of this year and with it, HTML5 looks to become the new default for web browsers.

Source: Ars Technica



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bp9801 on August 10, 2016 21:44

Finally.

NCC10281982B on August 10, 2016 22:27

Now we only need sites to stop using flash and jaza entirely.

RealNeil on August 10, 2016 23:23
Good Riddance.
Braegnok on August 11, 2016 01:11

You can download install Chrome version 53.0.2785.57 beta now for PC,.. I installed it this morning. https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/beta.html

 

Version 53  for Android is also in beta with a number of cool new user facing features. http://blog.chromium.org/2016/08/chrome-53-beta-shadow-dom.html

IVIYTH0S on August 12, 2016 18:37

And then be screwed for the sites that still use it. NOPE! 

AkakmanH on August 15, 2016 16:01
I do not like Chrome at all. The fact that Chrome is owned by Google means that, like Win 10 and IE, it will soon be very intrusive. Big Brother watching gives me real concern..........

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