Google Chrome 55 Fixes Flaws, Blocks Flash

The long, slow march of Adobe’s Flash technology off the web has reached another milestone with the debut of Google’s Chrome 55 web browser.

Over the last few years, Google has been slowly enacting elements of its plans to deprecate support for Flash in Chrome, in favor of HTML5 based media. In Chrome 42, which debuted in April 2015, Google made Flash content ‘click-to-play,’ requiring users to click a button before a flash file activates and disabling auto-play of flash content.

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