Thursday, 13 January 2011

Use flash block in google chrome and block the flash content

Go through the link to download flash block to your chrome browser.
What it actually does:

The extension automatically blocks flash content on webpages.
Each flash element is being replaced with a placeholder that allows you to load only selected elements on a given page. You can also manage a whitelist of allowed websites via a configuration panel.
In general, FlashBlock helps with lowering memory usage, reducing  cpu cycles, and can be used as an alternative to AdBlock.

Technical details:
To whom it may concern, FlashBlock holds flash elements from being loaded on the page level, hence requires access to the page's content (aka private data).
It works completely locally, and does not read,use,load or transmit any data, thus guarantees user privacy and safety.
The code is open-sourced and can be reviewed easily.