- Friday, 28 August 2015
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Google makes it official: Chrome will freeze Flash ads on sight from Sept 1
Google is making good on its promise to strangle Adobe Flash's ability to auto-play in Chrome. The web giant has set September 1, 2015 as the date from which non-important Flash files will be click-to-play in the browser by default – effectively freezing out "many" Flash ads in the process.
Netizens can right-click over the security-challenged plugin and select "Run this" if they want to unfreeze an ad. Otherwise, the Flash files will remain suspended in a grey box, unable to cause any harm nor any annoyance. Back in June, Google warned that, in cooperation with Adobe, it would change the way Flash material is shown on websites. Read more...
Ashley Madison: 'Suicides' over website hack
Two individuals associated with the leak of Ashley Madison customer details are reported to have taken their lives, according to police in Canada. The police in Toronto gave no further information about the deaths. Ashley Madison's Canadian parent company Avid Life Media is offering a C$500,000 (£240,000) reward for information on the hackers, they added.
Details of more than 33m accounts were stolen from the website, which offers users the chance to have an affair. Read more...