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‘Occupy Flash’ movement initiates shut down of Adobe plug-in

Content Management

by CBR Staff Writer| 21 November 2011

They claim the software is undependable and requires constant security updates

A group of developers from the US have initiated an "Occupy Flash" campaign aimed to urge computer users to uninstall Adobe's Flash Player from their desktops.

The movement, which launched its website occupyflash.org, said its goal was to "Get the world to uninstall the Flash Player plug-in from their desktop browsers." The movement's initiators claim the software is undependable and requires constant security updates.

Their website offers a "manifesto" and links to uninstall apps for Flash on Windows-based PCs, Macs and in Google's Chrome browser.

But, the campaigners of this movement denied that they worked for an Adobe competitor.

However, the members of Occupy Flash movement said, "We understand that uninstalling may be too big a step right now." But they added, "If you're not quite ready to uninstall, but in general you sympathize with the cause, how about letting sites and apps that rely on Flash know you would like to see future versions of their software use more open standards? Your voice has power -- the more people they hear it from, the more likely they are to listen."

The members of this group are said to have been inspired by the Occupy movements.

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