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Microsoft Edge lets Facebook run Flash code behind users' backs

     
4:57 am on Feb 21, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft Edge lets Facebook run Flash code behind users' backs [zdnet.com]

In its current version, Edge will allow Facebook to execute any Flash widget that has a dimension of over 398x298 pixels and is hosted on the https: //www.facebook.com and https: //apps.facebook.com domains. Most likely, Facebook is on Microsoft's Edge whitelist to support the social network's large collection of legacy Flash games.

For any other Flash widget on any other website, Edge will respect its default click-to-play policy, meaning websites are not allowed to execute Flash without users' permission, which usually means enabling Flash execution through an address bar icon.
7:41 pm on Feb 22, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Kind of surprised there's been no comments. Could it be that there are just not that many Edge users?
8:11 pm on Feb 22, 2019 (gmt 0)

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What's the big fuss about, Facebook is a huge company that has always played by the rules, not to mention the fact that it has a reputation of respecting people's privacy. It is only normal that browsers should let companies such as FB execute code that poses potential security vulnerability. People should be complaining that Chrome, Firefox and the others don't do the same. It is such a nuisance having to opt in to allow potentially malicious code to run on your computer. I'm mean really...
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