Chrome 45 Released, Pauses Flash Ads By Default
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 1 September 2015 at 06:54 PM EDT. 22 Comments
GOOGLE --
Google released the Chrome 45 web-browser today and as expected it pauses "less important" Flash content by default, including ads.

Chrome 45 now pauses Flash content by default that isn't critical to a web-page, including most notably advertisements. Chrome 45 also adds in new JavaScript ES2015 features, Subresource Integrity support, and a wide variety of other developer additions.

You can learn more about Chrome 45 from the Google release blog. Also below is a video about Chrome 45.


While I don't mind Google pausing Flash ads by default, since it will force more advertisers to now prefer HTML5 ads for the benefit of everyone, and it's not nearly as bad as GNOME's web-browser enabling AdBlock by default. Obviously my perspective is from that of a web publisher who busts his ass ~100+ hours a week to deliver all of this content while a significant percentage of readers devoid the primary revenue source, pay-per-impression advertisements. If you want more of my thoughts, see yesterday's article why/how you should support.
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