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Re: [tor-talk] HTML5 video and Tor anonymity.
You make some good points. But the reality of the web is simply that flash
is dominant right now and will be for the near future. The flash issue
should be addressed. I agree 100%, the best way to fix this issue is to
build a safe flash player. However, first we should focus on creating a
free flash player that works well. The present free flash players do not
work as well as the Adobie product. They are slow, tend to hang and
require more resources then the adobie product.
I don't know De Icaza but if he is a specialist in cloning, we should talk
to him asap. Do you have his contact info?
On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 1:06 PM, NoName <antispam06@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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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