COGConnected: Flashpoint Project Archives 36,000 Flash Games Offline

COGConnected: Flashpoint Project Archives 36,000 Flash Games Offline. “Flashpoint is a colossal offline archive of every Flash game the team can scoop up, preserved and protected from ultimate destruction. Flash is vanishing from the internet forever, you see. Adobe is officially killing the system on December 31st, 2020. That means BlueMaxima has less than a year to save every game they can from the slowly sinking ship.”

Ars Technica: After a decade of drama, Apple is ready to kill Flash in Safari once and for all

Ars Technica: After a decade of drama, Apple is ready to kill Flash in Safari once and for all. “Release notes for the latest version of the Safari Technology Preview, essentially the beta version of the macOS Web browser, explicitly state that the update ends support for Adobe Flash. This marks the end of the line for that Web technology on Macs.”

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.”