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Google Chrome to Block Flash Player By Default Starting Later This Year

Google Chrome to Block Flash Player By Default Starting Later This Year

Posted May 16, 2016 at 4:59am by iClarified
Google has announced that it will start blocking Flash Player by default in its Chrome browser later this year.

Later this year we plan to change how Chromium hints to websites about the presence of Flash Player, by changing the default response of Navigator.plugins and Navigator.mimeTypes. If a site offers an HTML5 experience, this change will make that the primary experience. We will continue to ship Flash Player with Chrome, and if a site truly requires Flash, a prompt will appear at the top of the page when the user first visits that site, giving them the option of allowing it to run for that site

To ease users into the change, Chrome is whitelisting the top ten Flash domains for one year. The list, which can be seen below, will be revisited periodically to see if any changes need to be made. Enterprise users will be able to set policies related to the feature, including the ability to disable it.

The top 10 domains using Flash are:
● YouTube.com
● Facebook.com
● Yahoo.com
● VK.com
● Live.com
● Yandex.ru
● OK.ru
● Twitch.tv
● Amazon.com
● Mail.ru

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Google Chrome to Block Flash Player By Default Starting Later This Year

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E ASLAN - May 16, 2016 at 2:48pm
Steve Jobs said this years ago!
t11chb - May 16, 2016 at 12:59pm
YouTube uses html5
Dude - May 16, 2016 at 12:36pm
So, Google Chrome will block Google YouTube? Lol
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - May 16, 2016 at 6:47am
Good. Flash crashes my browsers nearly every day. Good riddance.
vanimox - May 16, 2016 at 5:24am
Bye bye flash we will miss you..... Wait aren't you like a major security risk? Never mind lol
gamerscul9870 - May 16, 2016 at 5:39am
And they laughed at Jobs for not supporting flash. If he was here today to laugh back. Looking forward to htm like with more features like blocking ads from loading automatically within sites.
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