Google to phase out full support for Flash on Chrome

BBC.com reports that Google is planning to phase out full support for Adobe’s Flash software on its Chrome browser by the end of 2016.

The technology will only be enabled by default on 10 sites, including YouTube and Facebook. On all others, users will have to choose to activate it.

Flash, which is used for multimedia content, has become very popular with cyberthieves who exploit bugs to compromise web users.

Google follows other browser-makers who have ended support for Flash.

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Some of the other sites on which Flash will still be active are Twitch, Amazon and many Russian sites such as Vk.com, Yandex and Mail.ru.

In a message posted on a Chromium-dev discussion forum, Anthony Laforge, Google’s technical lead on Chrome, said internal metrics revealed the 10 chosen sites were the most popular Flash-using sites that users visited.

Read more at http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36301904

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