Thursday July 21, 2016

Firefox Turning Off Adobe Flash By Default Next Year

While this is a great start, why wait until 2017? If this is going to require a click-to-activate style approval from the end user before you can trigger Flash-enabled videos, they should be able to roll that out now instead of waiting.

In 2017, Firefox will require click-to-activate approval from users before a website activates the Flash plugin for any content. Websites that currently use Flash or Silverlight for video or games should plan on adopting HTML technologies as soon as possible. Firefox currently supports encrypted video playback using Adobe Primetime and Google Widevine as alternatives to plugin video.