If you work in IT or have major experience support browsers, then you know Flash is slowly being phased out. It seems that Google is wanting to lead in this movement, as once again they are making their intent clear.
Chrome will have selective automatic support for Adobe Flash by the end of 2016. They will have automatic support for popular sites that are commonly used, including but not limited to Facebook and Google’s YouTube. While some may say this is good marketing, it looks like others know this will be trouble as users will be required to approve it for other sites.
Google’s goal here is to switch from Flash to HTML5 and other coding to play videos, unless the site has no other way than Flash to play it. If that is the case, Chrome will allow users to selectively turn it on. This of course can cause issues for the non-computer savvy members of the world.
Why is Google doing this? It is due to security issues. Adobe have had to release a patch once a month for the last 3 months. It is being used by hackers to find loop holes as a way to attack people. However, Adobe is fighting it as it comes, compared to trying to find new ways to make their software safer. Hence causing Google, Microsoft and Mozilla feeling the need to take matters in their own hands.