The Register: Google goes full Anti-Flash-ist, boots Adobe’s insecure monstrosity out of web search index

The Register: Google goes full Anti-Flash-ist, boots Adobe’s insecure monstrosity out of web search index . “Google plans to help Adobe’s Flash exercise its right to be forgotten – by gradually stripping the animated content from its search index, starting some time later this year.”

Motherboard: Flash Is Responsible for the Internet’s Most Creative Era

Motherboard: Flash Is Responsible for the Internet’s Most Creative Era. “A new book highlighting the visual evolution of web design paints a picture of a risk-taking creative culture that hasn’t been quite the same since Steve Jobs stuck a knife into Flash.”

Make Tech Easier: Why Are Browsers Ending Flash Support and How to Access Flash Content Afterwards

Make Tech Easier: Why Are Browsers Ending Flash Support and How to Access Flash Content Afterwards. “Major browsers have been slowly pulling support for years now, and Adobe itself has announced that it would be stopping development and support in December 2020. This means that within the next year, pretty much no mainstream browsers will be able to access Flash content on the Web. No videos, no games, no vintage Flash sites, nothing. So why exactly is this happening, what’s the timeline, and what do you do if you really need to access some kind of flash content later?”

Neowin: Microsoft will remove Flash from all of its browsers by December 2020

Neowin: Microsoft will remove Flash from all of its browsers by December 2020. “Microsoft posted an update today on when Flash will finally stop working in its browsers. The answer is, you guessed it, the end of 2020. In Edge Spartan (the current version of Edge) and Internet Explorer 11, everything will work as it does now throughout the rest of 2019. It will be completely gone by December 2020. The timeline really isn’t any different from the original announcement.”

Slashgear: Flash videos and games are resurrected by Ruffles emulator

Slashgear: Flash videos and games are resurrected by Ruffles emulator. “Once the darling of the young Web, Flash eventually became a liability because of its gaping security holes and heavy resource usage. But for all the flack it has received, it’s hard to deny the amount of legitimate and noteworthy content produced using flash, particularly 2D animations and games. To make sure those are never lost forever, one developer has taken upon the rather grueling task of creating Ruffles, the open source WebAssembly Flash emulator.”

Neowin: Firefox 69 will have Flash disabled by default

Neowin: Firefox 69 will have Flash disabled by default. “According to Mozilla’s plugin roadmap, the firm planned to disable Flash by default in Firefox sometime this year. Now, a new bug filing has revealed that the plugin will be disabled as of Firefox 69 which is due for release on September 3, 2019. Mozilla will disable Flash beginning with the Nightly builds before it works its way down to the Stable channel.”