On Improving Privacy: Managing Local Storage in Flash Player

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Jan 12, 2011.

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  1. ronjor

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    Re: Adobe plans to make it easier to delete Flash cookies in web browsers

    Awesome, delete flash cookies on browser exit option incoming.
     
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    Re: Adobe plans to make it easier to delete Flash cookies in web browsers

    For those using Firefox, the BetterPrivacy extension has an option to enable clearing Flash cookies when using the 'Clear Recent History' menu item.
     
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    It's time for Flash to die. Internet video has become so widespread that I think it's a travesty that one corporation has full control over the standard. In the case of flash, the code is closed-source, buggy, full of holes, yet no one but Adobe can do anything to fix it. That sucks.

    There should be a single standard for streaming web video and that standard should be well defined, open-source, and usable by anyone with a browser (regardless of OS or what browser). Further, the codec should be royalty free and preferably open-source. HTML5 video is a step in the right direction, but the problem of figuring out which codec to use is still an issue. Hopefully that will be resolved someday.
     
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    This privacy improvement is a great new. Adobe has been improving Flash quite dramatically in recent versions.

    @chronomatic
    While I agree with some parts of your post, latest Flash still performs better than HTML5, also being richer and easier. Flash is not going away anytime soon.
     
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    Add to that the "closed" video codec is still superior to the "open" alternatives :rolleyes:
     
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    If you'd rather have one company control the technology behind Internet video, then that's your opinion. I would prefer that not to be the case.

    And for the argument that Flash is superior to all open alternatives, see this comparison and benchmark between H.264 and Theora. Yes, H.264 is slightly better, but it's not by much and it certainly would not make much difference in bandwidth if Google had decided to use theora instead of H.264.
     
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