In an interesting turn of events, Firefox has blocked Flash until Adobe plug the securities vulnerabilities. This means most advertisements wouldn’t be able to run in Firefox.
The mob is turning against Flash. Mozilla has blocked every version of Adobe’s Flash plugin from running within its Firefox browser, while Facebook’s head of security has called for Adobe to kill it off.The moves come following a series of vulnerabilities in Flash being actively exploited, including those exposed by the Hacking Team compromise.Firefox users seeking to view Flash-based content, such as videos, adverts or more complex web tools for uploading images and other actions, will need to click again and accept a warning that “Flash is known to be vulnerable. Use with caution”.That means users of Firefox cannot use Flash by default and will not be able to until Adobe patches the security bugs and updates the plugin. Adobe has struggled to keep up with the number of bugs and vulnerabilities being exposed within Flash.
Again, a week has passed since and I’ve been really swarmed by the incoming work.
1. Flu trends
Google shows the trends in flu. Interesting thing to investigate. This comes right after US is having a flu epidemic as according to CNN. ANd I had a bit of flu through the weekend too myself.
2. On the price of lego
I always wonder why Lego is so mad expensive. According to Wired, they’re incredibly consistent.
3. Advertisement tracking is hard
Seeing what Tremor Video does, I can tell you the amount of shit that go through data mining is crazy. I never learnt as much as this since after I finished from my university undergraduate course. The mysterious pixel tracks so much things it is scary. I’ll elaborate more in a better post.
4. Lui Tuck Yew
I feel bad for Lui Tuck Yew, the local transport minister. I’m largely ignorant of local politics and when I hear about Lui Tuck Yew it’s always something bad. He’s being blamed for the poor quality of local transportation system of late. It’s probably the predecessors’ fault and he has to act upon the mistakes of the past. And now he becomes the face of public transport failures; this is definitely not a good position to be. I wish him well.
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