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Firefox will leave Flash off by default in 2017

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Written by TechBug

Add Mozilla to the ranks of web browser developers giving Flash the boot. While it previously blocked Flash over security issues, it’s phasing out regular use of Adobe’s often-criticized plugin, starting with one of its next major releases. As of August, Firefox will block some Flash content that’s “not essential to the user experience.” And in 2017, it’ll leave Flash off by default — much like what other companies are doing, you’ll have to click to activate any Flash-only material.
You’ve heard the reasons before. Mozilla explains that shutting off Flash will not only offer “enhanced security,” but improve the overall experience by getting rid of a crash-prone performance and battery hog.

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