Adobe Flash has historically been the go-to technology for video streaming and monetization products. However, their lack of support in recent years has steered the industry away.
What’s the situation?
Flash is considered a security risk since Adobe is slow to release security patches. Apple has responded with a long-time ban of Flash from its iPhones and, more recently, with OS X Mavericks. Safari shipped by default with a power saving mode that restricted how Flash could function.
Other browsers have begun to follow suit. This past July, Mozilla blocked all versions of Flash that were not completely patched. The browser only allowed Flash again when Adobe responded with the patched versions.
In September, Chrome implemented changes similar to Safari’s, pausing flash products unless they’re central to content and reducing the number of resource or battery draining widgets.
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