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Adobe Flash Ads Kicked Off Amazon

3:55 pm on Aug 20, 2015 (gmt 0)

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This is another step to hasten the demise of Flash, imho. It won't do it on its own, but, clearly, there's been too much bad press over bad actors running Flash ads, which can be so dangerous to viewers' computer health.

Beginning September 1, 2015, Amazon no longer accepts Flash ads on Amazon.com, AAP, and various IAB standard placements across owned and operated domains.

This is driven by recent browser setting updates from Google Chrome, and existing browser settings from Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari, that limits Flash content displayed on web pages. This change ensures customers continue to have a positive, consistent experience across Amazon and its affiliates, and that ads displayed across the site function properly for optimal performance.Adobe Flash Ads Kicked Off Amazon [advertising.amazon.com]
4:08 pm on Aug 21, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I stopped running flash on my PCs about a year ago. I don't miss it.
2:25 am on Aug 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Good riddance to Flash! It's just too dangerous.
2:32 am on Aug 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Though this is a strong market turn against Flash, it will still be some time before it disappears as a web tool. When YouTube disavows flv (flash), that will be the largest move against flash.

Sadly, flash is a generally easy tool that is POORLY and sometimes (seems like) criminally maintained/developed. Not sure what Adobe's thoughts are regarding this software, but it is time something was done to correct the basic flaws in the code and security of this tool.
11:58 pm on Aug 29, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I keep Flash disabled, and find I typically only need to enable it once or twice a month.

"POORLY and sometimes (seems like) criminally maintained/developed"

Not only Flash and Adobe Reader, I still remember what Photoshop did to my machine 20 years ago--the only similar experience was with AOL at that time. Thankfully Adobe doesn't seem to have wrecked the Macromedia products--so far.
7:38 pm on Aug 31, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Chrome shutdown on Flash ads is tomorrow!


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