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Re: [tor-talk] HTML5 video and Tor anonymity.

On 02.05.2013 09:36, Mike Perry wrote:
This shouldn't discourage anyone from working on a minimalistic flash
sandbox though. Any solution would be better than none, especially since
we already allow people to go into the TBB settings and mash the thing
on if they really want..

But why a flash sandbox instead of a flash alternative?

See the shortcomings of FireFox transformed by your work into Tor Browser. And there are a couple of flash players around that are open source, if not free software. Building a flash alternative with privacy in mind instead of a 1:1 clone would be nice. Sandboxing sounds so silly, see the two decades old chase between OS/2 and winlib.

A better question would be why port to a closed technology when it would be better for all to let it die? de Icaza might have an answer as he specialises into this kind of cloning. Myself I have given up on Flash a few months ago, after blocking it in most my browsers. I don't feel its absence. As for Youtube, download the video and VLC does a good job of handling such files I heard.

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