A window on the Mozilla Firefox browser shows the browser has blocked the Adobe Flash plugin from activating. According to online reports from 2015, Adobe Flash was easily exploitable on several fronts by hackers, who used Flash to gain access to a user's computer. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Najja Parker, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Are you a frequent user of Adobe’s Flash? If so, it will be time to say goodbye soon, because the company announced that it will get rid of the program by the end of 2020.
The corporation broke the news this week, revealing that its partners - Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Mozilla Corporation - will phase out support for Flash over the next three years.
Despite the end of Flash, its creators are still proud of its impact.
“Few technologies have had such a profound and positive impact in the internet era,” Govind Balakrishnan, vice president of product development for Adobe Creative Cloud, told Reuters. “In fact, we think the opportunity for Adobe is greater in a post-Flash world.”