Google wants to effectively kill Flash, Chrome will default to HTML5 by Q4 2016

Google wants to effectively kill Flash, Chrome will default to HTML5 by Q4 2016

Google wields a lot of influence on the web as the developer of the most popular desktop browser in the world. As detailed in a draft proposal (via Venture Beat), the company wants to effectively kill Flash by blocking the plugin and prioritizing HTML5 by the end of the year.

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Filed under: Apps and Updates, Chrome/OS Tagged: Adobe Flash, Chrome, Flash Player, Google Chrome, HTML5

Chrome won’t trust Symantec-backed SSL as of Jun 1 unless they account for bogus certs

Chrome won’t trust Symantec-backed SSL as of Jun 1 unless they account for bogus certs

In September, Google caught Symantec issuing a fake google.com cryptographic certificate that could have been used to seamlessly intercept encrypted Google.com traffic. Symantec is one of the participants in Certificate Transparency, through which all new certificates issued and seen in the wild are logged to append-only, cryptographically provable logs, which create irrefutable audit trails for any bogus certs issued/discovered.
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