Apple to further the demise of Flash by blocking it in desktop Safari

Apple’s just about ready to finish the fight it started with Flash nine years ago. Starting with the next version of macOS, desktop Safari will begin blocking Flash by default across all websites. Flash will still be able to run, but it’ll have to be activated on a website-by-website basis.

The goal here is to encourage more websites to make the jump over to HTML5, which can handle most of the same tasks as Flash. Apple is being pretty aggressive about this — if a page is entirely broken, it won’t even offer to run Flash until a link is clicked to install it. That’s sure to make websites lose visitors, which is sure to get them working on a version that uses HTML5.

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